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By Leah Kelley As a school garden teacher, I have worked with youth in gardening for over 3 years now, and I so enjoy teaching them about the magic it is to grow food, to learn about our food systems, nutrition, and cooking. The populations I’ve worked with are urban, in Lansing, MI, Waco, TX, […]

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By Sumer Ladd What’s currently trending in the world of food and cooking? Kid chefs! Master Chef Junior, Rachel vs. Guy: Kids Cook Off, and Chopped: Teen Invasion are all shows that put a spotlight on kids with extraordinary cooking skills. If you haven’t already, you should definitely tune in, because they’re super entertaining and […]

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by Rachel Waldron The holidays are a time for food with all four branches of my family (yes, four branches is a lot to keep up with). To me, the holiday season means packing up my bags and bouncing from house to house around Atlanta, visiting each specific family group as they have their dinner, […]

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By Stephanie Simmons Yesterday, the Northeast Georgia Farm to School mini-grant initiative culminated with an evening of celebration, which showcased the learning and creativity by teachers and students around mobile cooking cart and garden project awards, along with technical assistance from FoodCorps service members Megan Connolly (Rabun County Schools) and Susie Burton (Habersham County Schools). Four years […]

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By Megan Connolly The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia was founded in 1992 in Athens, Georgia, in an effort to end hunger in northeast Georgia. The Food Bank has recently expanded its reach further north. In June 2015, construction began on a warehouse and food processing center in Rabun County located in downtown Clayton. The $6.4 million […]

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        by Leah Kelley “The best thing you can do to reduce food cost is to buy whole food,” said Joel Salatin during a talk at PACE Academy in Atlanta last month. Salatin, as he usually does, was challenging the idea that healthy food has to be expensive.   If you’re not […]

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by Shante’ Chaney-Donnelly #RootingForCarrots Pre-K Edition This past Friday (October 16th) marked the beginning of my awesome mentorship with Little ones Learning Center. The director Wande’ Meadows is super excited about Farm to Preschool at her school and you guessed it… SO AM I! We agreed on having me do super fun cooking demos, facilitating “Try it” […]

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by Bexx Merck Some people might think I’m about to hate on pumpkin spice. They’re right. Tis the season, right? Who knew an innocent blend of nutmeg, cloves, ginger, allspice, and cinnamon could sweep over the nation like, well, kale?   I wish it would stop. Not the pumpkin part, the spice part, and maybe […]

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by Rachel Waldron Returning Service Member Rachel Waldron reflects on the previous year with the Young Urban Farmers program while orienting the new group of students. September began with the promise of a new crew: new talent, new questions, and for some, renewed dedication. Last year, the Young Urban Farmers (YUF) program provided 16 Athens-Clarke […]

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  by Susie Burton Grow It! Cook It! Teach It!: Mini-Grant Recipients Receive Training and Resources A brisk fall day on Grassfed Farms in Clarkesville proved the perfect setting for NEGA Farm to School’s professional development workshop for its mini-grant recipients.  Teachers and nutrition staff from six Habersham and Rabun county schools (along with staff […]

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