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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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By Pam Knox, UGA Agricultural Climatologist This year’s summer was cool and pretty across most of the state of Georgia. Many people have commented about the lack of extreme heat and the relatively pleasant conditions this year. In fact, the daily maximum temperatures for June through August show that the summer was very close to […]

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Samantha Benjamin-Kirk is the USDA’s Southeast Regional Lead for Farm to School. She is a great resource for us here in Georgia and we love working with her! Read on to hear her story of how she got involved in this movement. Benjamin-Kirk: I have always cared for others in one capacity or another, whether […]

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Georgia Organics is thrilled to be bringing FoodCorps to Georgia, and we’ve selected some incredible partner organizations to serve as the FoodCorps service Sites: the Captain Planet Foundation, the Athens Land Trust, and the Northeast Georgia Farm to School Program (Georgia Organics’ pilot program). The Athens Land Trust will host two service members who will lead taste tests, build […]

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This year, a cross disciplinary collaboration that encompassed students and professionals alike has resulted in a solution for a practical agricultural problem. This partnership began in January, when nearly 60 senior mechanical engineering students of Auburn University’s College of Engineerings gathered to listen to speakers from various industries discuss needs, problems, and projects within their given […]

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By Sandi Johnson There was a time when Harrisburg, a historic mill village in downtown Augusta, was a bustling community. The corner pharmacy was the place to be, whether it was ice cream after church or just hanging on the front porch with the locals. The corner of Crawford and Broad was a busy place […]

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