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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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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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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is attempting to raise the allowed residue level of the herbicide Roundup, (glyphosate) on food. If you are curious about pesticide use in Georgia, check this out. But wait! It’s not a done deal and there’s something you can do about it! Please keep reading. Tweet

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Farmer Services Coordinator Donn Cooper is our man in the field. This is his column from the summer issue of The Dirt, which you can receive by joining Georgia Organics! With each edition of The Dirt, I have too many farmers to thank for their time, generosity and dedication to the good food movement. However, […]

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