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by Angel Mills By Angel Mills Burgess Peterson Academy’s (BPA) celebrated the tenth anniversary of its fruit tree orchard and garden on April 12 at its pre-K-5 campus in East Atlanta. Students, teachers, parents, and community members participated in the celebration, which included a full day of events – starting with a half-day teacher training […]

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The North Highland Farmers Market closed its first season in Columbus, they ran biweekly from June-Nov. 2018 at MercyMed Clinic.  In their first season they had over $1500 in SNAP redemption and doubling! NHFM was a Potluck + Pitch winner from Nov. 2017 for which they won $2100 to plan and implement the market— funds […]

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What a whirlwind! Over the last few weeks, I had the great opportunity to work with Georgia Organics as a Dietetic Intern. Going into this, my only thought was: “I’ll get to work on a farm!” And while I did do just that (and we’ll get into it later), I also got to experience so […]

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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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