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Georgia Food Oasis hosts monthly virtual meet-ups for network communities to connect with their peers, share news and information, and hear first-hand the hardships and successes that come with building and sustaining local food coalitions.  We kicked off our monthly meet-ups in May 2019, and have hosted Johns Hopkins University’s Center for a Livable Future […]

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We’re proud to be celebrating Healthy Savannah’s Executive Director of Health, Paula Kreissler! Launched during the summer of 2007 by then-mayor Otis Johnson, Healthy Savannah is dedicated to making Savannah a healthier place to live, specifically by increasing opportunities for citizens to engage in physical activity and consume a nutritious, balanced diet. It strives to […]

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The mission of Georgia Food Oasis is to empower Georgians to healthier ways to eat, cook and grow local, fresh foods. Through building and supporting local coalitions that organize around the goal of creating resilient local food economies, GFO seeks to facilitate communities in self-developing innovative, affordable ways to increase healthy food access, improve the […]

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Georgia Food Oasis Network seeks to elevate and connect pioneering communities that recognize that food is a powerful tool to unite residents, build local economies, and foster public health. From obesity and dietary-health to food sovereignty and waste, climate change and biodiversity loss to increasing economic and social disparities, food is not only at the […]

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On March 27, I had the pleasure of joining speakers Mark Winne; Fellow at Center for a Livable Future at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Tricia Kovacs; Local and Regional Food Systems Policy Adviser at the USDA, and Susie Marshall; Executive Director of Grow North Texas — in presenting the workshop, “Food Policy Councils and […]

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Sharayah Davis is a self-described “doer.” In 2016, Davis spent time at Signal Mountain farm in Chattanooga, TN, learning the ropes of organic farming. When she returned to Columbus, Ga., Davis became active in Georgia Organics’ program, Georgia Food Oasis. She attended meetings, volunteered, and ultimately took a part-time job with Georgia Organics as our […]

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At a recent speaking engagement for Creative Mornings in Atlanta, Kevin Gillese, the founder of comedy club Dad’s Garage, burst the bubble on “magic.” Magic isn’t real, he claimed, it’s simply the delayed reaction between really hard work and the final product. People don’t see the nitty gritty effort, the failed attempts, or partnerships formed […]

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The Georgia Food Oasis kicked off their pilot program on Sept. 3, 2015 in Augusta, GA with over 80 local residents, growers, community organizations, school nutrition directors and small business owners.   GFO, which is managed by Georgia Organics, helps communities develop innovative and affordable ways to discover, taste and learn about food. By working […]

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