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Earlier this month, 25 Georgians joined over 1,000 good food advocates from around the U.S. and Canada for the 8th Annual National Farm to Cafeteria Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. Georgia farmers, students, representatives from the Georgia Departments of Education and Agriculture, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, school nutrition staff, and community organizations joined conversations […]

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Does a week in front of the computer make you want to swing a hammer? The Homestead Atlanta has you covered. Whether you’re looking for the security that comes with growing and preserving your own food, a positive impact on the environment through alternative energy systems, or simply the satisfaction of creating a beautiful, functional […]

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  By Constance Roberts, FoodCorps Service Member As many of us can relate to, the second question I am most frequently asked, after my name, is “What do you do?” This question often leads to a flurry of confusion on both the questioners and respondent’s end. I often become flustered when trying to explain exactly […]

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Marty Mesh has dedicated more than 40 years to a more environmentally responsible and socially just form of agriculture. In 1987, Mesh helped form Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers (FOG), a nonprofit organization, and, in 1995, became FOG’s Executive Director. The goal was to educate farmers and the public about organic production through their programs and […]

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By Katherine Eddins, Georgia Land Trust Executive Director While people are busy with all the festivities and wonder of the holidays, land trusts are busy too: working together to help in their unique ways to protect farmland as open space forever. Farmers who do conservation easements need to get them done by year’s end for tax planning […]

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Call us biased, but Cafe Campesino’s Georgia Organics blend is a real hit at GO HQ, especially on cold, bleary-eyed mornings like the ones we’re gearing up for as winter rolls in. This coffee is a great way to wake up, and it’s also a great way to support our work—Cafe Campesino donates 10 percent […]

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On Oct. 6, Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education celebrated Farm to School Month by passing the district’s first farm to school resolution. You can read the resolution here. This resolution, sponsored by Board Member Leslie Grant, notes the academic and health benefits of farm to school. The resolution also recognizes the support of over 40 […]

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By Erin Shapiro Boatwright The past few weeks I’ve been working at Georgia Organics as part of my dietetic internship through Georgia State University. Through my internship I will have the opportunity to test out the different areas my pending career as dietician may lead me to. My new friends at Georgia Organics have been […]

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