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Just four years ago, the Lovinggood Middle School garden in Cobb County included just two modest raised beds. Year by year it grew to six raised beds thanks to generous donations from parents and community members. Last week, 12 raised beds were added with the help of CJ Sides, a Boy Scout of Troop 795! […]

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Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting our Platinum Golden Radish Award Winner Sumter County. School Nutrition Manager and 2018 Southeast Regional Manager of the Year Larry Jackson hosted me during my visit. Larry’s enthusiasm for school meal innovation is infectious. He inspired the scholars at Furlow Charter School to embrace healthy, local  fruits and vegetables through […]

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The National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) introduced their famous rainfall simulator at our food safety and soil health workshop at  Mayflor Farms. The rainfall simulator consists of a sprinkler mounted over four trays with four different soil samples in them. The soil samples were all taken recently from farms in Georgia. They contained continuously grazed pasture, […]

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On a sunny, breezy afternoon in April, Georgia Organics joined Atlanta United staff and players at Phoenix Gardens for a volunteer workday.  Phoenix Gardens is compact produce powerhouse operated by longtime friend and partner of Georgia Organics, Brennan Washington, his wife Gwen, and their son ToJuan. The garden is located behind the Washington family’s home in suburban […]

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On the brisk morning of Dec. 11, the Georgia Organics Farm to School team led a 101 Farm to School workshop at Morgan County Charter School. Georgia Organics staff members taught Morgan County School System educators new ways to integrate farm to school principles and school gardening into their curriculum lessons. Check out a few […]

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Atlanta, Georgia, June 12, 2017 – Georgia Organics, Forsyth County Board of Education, and Carrollton City Schools Nutrition Program are pleased to announce that they are three of 65 projects spanning 42 states and Puerto Rico receiving support this year through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm to School Grant Program, an effort to […]

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FoodCorps Friday-Continuing Farm to School Programming Over the Summer By, Carrollton City Schools service member, Dory Cooper       The last day of school has arrived for many Georgia schools and with it, some really exciting opportunities to continue garden and nutrition education throughout the summer.     Summer Feeding Programs USDA sponsored Summer […]

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FoodCorps Friday- Seeds are the Ultimate Symbol of Hope By, Captain Planet Foundation service member, Susie Pope   There is something very spiritual about gardening. There is something even more spiritual about gardening with kids. If I were to try to describe what I mean by this I would use words like “nurturing,” “patience,” “growth” […]

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FoodCorps Friday-Mindfulness in the Garden By, Food Bank of Northeast Georgia service member, Susie Burton   Springtime brings fresh rain, beautiful blooms, and for Georgia educators, the high-stakes, demanding period of Milestones testing.  In the weeks directly before and during Milestone, it’s infeasible for most testing classes to get out and learn in the school […]

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