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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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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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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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FoodCorps Friday- Measuring Up: Teaching Kids to Love Cooking   By, Sara Black, Carrollton City Schools School Nutrition Program FoodCorps service member I can’t remember when I first learned to love working with food. Maybe it was every time my grandmother came to visit and taught me how to make shortbread. She used three ingredients–butter, […]

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Written by Stephanie Turner Hi everyone! My name is Stephanie Turner and I am a Coordinated Program Student at Georgia State University completing a rotation with Georgia Organics. The Coordinated Program is a program for students looking to finish their Master’s in nutrition and complete the 1200 supervised practice hours required to sit for the […]

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On the brisk morning of Dec. 11, the Georgia Organics Farm to School team led a 101 Farm to School workshop at Morgan County Charter School. Georgia Organics staff members taught Morgan County School System educators new ways to integrate farm to school principles and school gardening into their curriculum lessons. Check out a few […]

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Atlanta, Georgia, June 12, 2017 – Georgia Organics, Forsyth County Board of Education, and Carrollton City Schools Nutrition Program are pleased to announce that they are three of 65 projects spanning 42 states and Puerto Rico receiving support this year through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm to School Grant Program, an effort to […]

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ATLANTA, October 24, 2016—Georgia Departments of Agriculture, Public Health, Education and Georgia Organics came together under the prestigious Gold Dome for the annual Golden Radish Awards to celebrate incredible gains made in the farm to school movement. 53 school districts—nearly one-third of all public school district in Georgia and reaching over 1 million students—are now […]

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Honorees at the 2014 Golden Radish Award Ceremony were treated to a very delicious lunch. All the recipes for the items served were submitted by school districts and are items those districts have prepared using local ingredients, and have served to students. Here are their recipes, which you can prepare at home or at school! […]

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