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By Jeff Romig Disasters are as much a constant as they are a variable for farmers. The effects from hurricanes, tornadoes, and destructive lightening are all possible unwanted farm visitors. Farmers know this uninvited guest is coming. They just don’t know when or in what form. “The Farmer Fund is based on not if there […]

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By Jeff Romig Sed Rowe’s plot of organic peanuts grows on a non-descript 10-acre stretch of land on State Road 300 near Albany.  Rowe Farms doesn’t have an address.   To find it, you need the address for Berachah Fellowship Church, which sits about 100 yards from the dirt drive that leads to this exciting experiment.  But, it’s […]

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By Jeff Romig Eating the perfect strawberry can be a transcendent experience. This isn’t an experience that comes from a big box grocer, or an experience that comes at a farmer’s market (although you can get close). When you sink your teeth into the perfect strawberry, it happens in a field. You’ve just plucked that strawberry, you’ve bitten into its supple […]

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This year, Georgia Organics will be presenting our first Farm to School Innovation Award– the Organic Radish Award, to Warren County School System at the 2018 Golden Radish Awards. The new award recognizes school districts: working with sustainable and/or certified organic farms, highlighting and teaching organic growing practices, and incorporating sustainably grown or raised foods […]

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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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On Sept. 29, Georgia Organics took participants on a food journey from the soil of Love is Love farm to their plate. Participants learned essential food preparation techniques (like knife skills!) while discovering healthy meal planning and increasing vegetable consumption. The afternoon kicked off with a tour of Love is Love farm with farmer and […]

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Leilani turned broccoli into a paintbrush. Charlie tucked a seed into a newspaper tube filled with soil. Cautaujamir offered a paper bag to reach in to identify its hidden vegetable by feel. These three 11-year-olds at Burke County Middle School joined their classmates in setting up and operating garden stations to celebrate “Garden Thyme” the […]

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Landing a barista job at Café Campesino might be entry-level at first glance, but for many key employees, this role was simply the first step. With “celebrating people” and “doing the right thing” as two of six core company values, promoting from within is not only possible, it’s likely. “When we find staffers who are […]

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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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