Close
The Daily Dirt

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” […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

FoodCorps Friday- Taste Test By Captain Planet Foundation service member, Dasia Harmon   Learning through tasting, both in the classroom and in the garden, has been a fun way to teach kids about fresh fruits and veggies. Taste tests aren’t just my favorite, students and staff members love them too. I’m constantly getting requests to […]

Read more

FoodCorps Friday- From Bleak Courtyard to Thriving Outdoor Learning Space By Athens Land Trust service member, Bexx Merck    One of my biggest motives in returning for another year of FoodCorps was to finish the large projects I started in partnership with teachers at Coile middle School. One in particular captured my interest: an outdoor […]

Read more

In recent weeks, you may have noticed a new addition at your local farmers market. Chances are, they were among the 1,000 homeless and trafficked youth who seek refuge at Covenant House Georgia each year. The youth at the farmers market, often accompanied by Cullen “Slim” Brown, who maintains the gardens and teaches participants about […]

Read more

America’s food system has changed dramatically in the last 50 years, and many people are going back to their roots, especially in the hip-hop community. From Broccoli City Festival headlined by Future, to Hip Hop Is Green, SticMan’s RBG Fitclub, and Raury and Waka Flocka Flame’s recent video promoting vegan blueberry muffins, people are realizing […]

Read more

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, […]

Read more

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” […]

Read more

By Pam Knox, UGA Agricultural Climatologist There’s been a lot of hype in the popular news this month about the prospects for a very strong El Nino, which is developing in the eastern Pacific Ocean and is expected to peak this winter. El Nino is the warm phase of an oscillation in Pacific Ocean temperatures […]

Read more