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By Lacey Flynn, FoodCorps Georgia AmeriCorps Team Leader FoodCorps Georgia service members attended the Golden Radish Awards last month and were eager to demonstrate how they connect kids with healthy food. FoodCorps lessons play a huge role in engaging students with gardening, cooking, and thinking critically about the way food relates to their communities. The […]

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Elbert County School District received the Outstanding School District Award and Platinum Level recognition at the 2019 Golden Radish Awards. The Outstanding School District Award is given annually to school districts exhibiting exceptional excellence in Farm to School.   Elbert County School District created their first comprehensive Farm to School plan in 2015. “For many years, I was reluctant to start any Farm to School initiatives…no […]

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Renee De Shay Effingham County School District, a two-time Platinum level Golden Radish Award winner, is the recipient of the 2019 Organic Radish Award. This is the second year; Georgia Organics has awarded the Organic Radish Award which recognizes a school district that is working with sustainable and/or Certified Organic farms through procurement and/or education. […]

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Georgia Organics’ history in Athens runs deep. Athens’ Good Food Movement, composed of growers, school nutrition leaders, community food advocates, and eaters, is especially strong. This year, we’re recognizing both Barrow County and Athens-Clarke County School Districts at the Golden Radish Awards. Next year, Georgia Organics is hosting the 2020 Conference & Expo in Athens […]

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Renee De Shay How do you build a lasting Farm to School program? This question is faced by any school that has experienced the struggle of maintaining a program through numerous leadership changes resulting from staff, student, and parent turnover. Columbus, Ga. has discovered the answer lies in strong community partnerships and coordination from all […]

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Our Farm to School team hosted two one hour trainings at Model High School in Floyd County, Ga. on July 26. Approximately 60 K-12 educators attended the workshops to learn about Georgia’s Farm to School program Georgia Organics’ October Farm to School Month How to incorporate school gardening and farm to school into school curriculums […]

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What’s new with Golden Radish?   By Myeisha Coggins, Kimberly Della Donna and Kimberly Koogler   The Farm to School team is bouncing happily into Golden Radish season this spring. We are excited to welcome two new additions to the program. First, we are delighted to introduce you to our new intern, Myeisha Coggins.   ——————————————————————————————————————————————– Hello I’m Myeisha!  Last year, I […]

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by Angel Mills By Angel Mills Burgess Peterson Academy’s (BPA) celebrated the tenth anniversary of its fruit tree orchard and garden on April 12 at its pre-K-5 campus in East Atlanta. Students, teachers, parents, and community members participated in the celebration, which included a full day of events – starting with a half-day teacher training […]

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By Jeff Romig Carrollton City Schools was the big winner at Monday’s Golden Radish Awards thanks to one thing. Innovation. They secured the 2018 Outstanding District Award for establishing a STEM focused farm to school model encompassing school gardening and an after school culinary club. “They’re cutting edge, and they don’t make any excuse for […]

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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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