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Jill Geraghty, Ed.D., joined the Georgia Organics staff in June as conference coordinator. Jill’s previous experience includes conference and association special events management, volunteer relations, and scholarship program stewardship. Jill also has a background in educational leadership, serving as both an administrator and faculty member at the University of Central Florida and Valencia College, both […]

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By Brian Barth Modern Farmer Alice Rolls, executive director of Georgia Organics, keeps a chart in her Atlanta office by which she measures the success of her efforts as the leader of the Peach State’s foremost sustainable agriculture advocacy group. In 2004 when Rolls took over as director, there were just 25 certified organic farms […]

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Meet Abbie King, our new Farm to Coordinator. Abbie joins Georgia Organics with a wealth of knowledge about Georgia’s food movement, having worked with Georgia Organics, Captain Planet Foundation, Global Growers, and the Atlanta Local Food Initiative (ALFI). Additionally, Abbie is a Registered Dietitian, an important asset as we look to grow healthy kids and healthy […]

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Georgia Organics has teamed up with the Georgia Department of Agriculture for the 100 Organic Farms Campaign, which removes the financial barrier to USDA Organic Certification by reimbursing the full cost of organic certification up to $1,000 for farmers pursuing it for the first time. So far, the following three farms have gotten their certification […]

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Anna Hartrampf joined our team to assist with the Atlanta Local Food Initiative as well as the Georgia Food Oasis projects currently housed and managed by Georgia Organics. Anna most recently spent time in Washington D.C. coordinating food access programs for the elderly and disadvantaged and looks forward to bringing her knowledge and expertise to the […]

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Sarah Hart is a recent graduate of Emory University, where she studied Anthropology and Human Biology. She is passionate about gardening, farming and healthy eating. Sarah’s organizational skills are a huge asset for Georgia Organics, where so many programs and activities occur simultaneously. Though Sarah won’t necessarily get into the field too often, she will […]

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James Carr knew he wanted to be a writer when he joined the newspaper staff at Milton High School. Since then, he hosted several radio shows while attending the University of Georgia, worked for FOX Sports, The Shadow League, Appen Newspapers and recently spent a year in New York City working for a nonprofit called Move This […]

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The other day I was enjoying California almonds on top of my Georgia kale salad and wondering if this combination might become a thing of the past.  Not the kale part, mind you, but the almonds—one of the most water-intensive crops our country produces. As California deals with its devastating drought, I wonder what the […]

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Last week, our talented Northeast Georgia farm to school crew teamed up with Lisa Ezzard and Brooks Franklin of Leah Lake Farm to run a carrot taste test at North Habersham Middle School. Some students arrived early into the lunchroom and went straight to the taste test to line up and meet the farmers. When […]

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