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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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On July 15, Georgia Organics and Coastal Organic Growers hosted an organic peanut field day at Healthy Hollow Farms near Stilson in southeast Georgia. This was a unique opportunity for growers interested in organic farming not only to visit the only certified organic peanut farm in Georgia, but also to learn production practices on a […]

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On July 15, Georgia Organics and Coastal Organic Growers are partnering to host an organic peanut production field day at Healthy Hollow Farms in Stilson. Until 1990, Healthy Hollow Farms was a conventional farm, but costs of farming and health concerns led Connie and Jimmy Hayes to convert to organic production. Currently, Healthy Hollow Farms is […]

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Turns out many home garden plants billed as bird and bee-friendly have been pre-treated with a class of insecticides that’s harmful to both, according to a new study released today by Friends of the Earth and allies, including the Turner Environmental Law Clinic, Georgia Organics, and the Atlanta Audubon Society. The study, Gardeners Beware 2014, […]

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Chipotle has been a part of our My Market Club from the beginning—they believe fast food doesn’t have to be bad food, and their motto of farm to face is one we can get behind! In the My Market Club’s first year they supported us with those coveted burrito coupons—Ya know, the ones you get […]

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