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Now you can fuel your online shopping addiction and support Georgia Organics at the same time! Amazon Smile allows you to automatically donate .5% of the price of your purchase to the organization of your choice- you just have to go to smile.amazon.com when browsing on Amazon. How do I select Georgia Organics when shopping on […]

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On July 15, Georgia Organics and Coastal Organic Growers are partnering to host an organic peanut production field day at Healthy Hollow Farms in Stilson. Until 1990, Healthy Hollow Farms was a conventional farm, but costs of farming and health concerns led Connie and Jimmy Hayes to convert to organic production. Currently, Healthy Hollow Farms is […]

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…And we’ve got the annual report to prove it! From the 5 Million Meals Campaign (which we way, way undershot) to the Golden Radish Awards to the Lettuce Try It campaign for National Farm to School Month to our work in our Northeast Georgia Pilot program, we had a lot to crow about! And the need […]

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Last Thursday, Georgia Organics played host to farmers and gardeners from across the state for a field day at Lola’s Organic Farm in Wheeler County. Attendees saw the farms’ new additions, including a high tunnel (aka hoop house) and an ongoing SARE research project. Speakers included Vontice Jackson, the NRCS district conservationist in Georgia, Jerry Larson, recently retired […]

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Atlanta is ready to become a national leader in local food systems—today Mayor Kasim Reed signed an ordinance that will encourage and support our growing urban agriculture movement. (Read the full text of the ordinance here.) Development of the ordinance was led by the Atlanta Local Food Initiative, Georgia Organics, a grassroots group of urban farmers, […]

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Last week, more than a dozen Georgia farm to school stakeholders from traveled to Austin, Texas, to join 1,100 others at the seventh National Farm to Cafeteria Conference. The conference spanned all aspects of farm to school, and staff from Georgia Organics and Captain Planet Foundation led workshops on how to are create statewide support for […]

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Image No. 1 On March 21, we were at the Georgia Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Expo & State STAR Competition in Athens, where we had a blast meeting high school students from all over the state. There were exhibits and culinary competitions — including a chicken fabrication competition with whole chickens donated […]

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In 2012 we launched the 5 Million Meals Challenge to get nutrition directors all around the state to pledge to serve more locally sourced food. Our goal, as you’d guess from the name, was 5 million local meals, and according to a new UGA report, our state’s schools served nearly three times that: 14 million […]

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Registration is open for our annual conference, which will be held Feb. 21-22, 2014 on Jeykll Island! Check out our shiny new conference website for more information on food and farm tours,educational sessions, workshops, nature tours, our Green Acres expo, the legendary Farmers Feast, and our keynote from the Environmental Working Group‘s Ken Cook. Earlybird registration prices end Jan. 5, 2014. Georgia Organics members get a $100 discount […]

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The talented team at Anthony-Masterson Productions have a couple new videos in our Field Trip! series, and both feature the fine folks at Jenny Jack Sun Farm in Pine Mountain. Here, Jenny Jackson talks about the best ways to grow and plant sweet potato slips. Her method allows you to save seeds by using the […]

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