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This week farmers from Northeast Georgia gathered at Wilbanks Middle School in Habersham County to reflect on their first full year of participating in the system’s farm to school program, and to plan for the 2014-2015 growing season. The school district contracted with ten farms all within 40 miles of Wilbanks to grow different products […]

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Earlier this week Emily Rose, our farm to school coordinator, was in Rockdale County for a cafeteria staff training. We do a lot of these, especially during times when school is out of session but staff have workdays. The trainings vary from district to district, and can cover everything from knife skills to seasonal, local […]

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It’s a new year, and there are loads of new opportunities for organic growers in our state. Several great farms are hiring—here are some of the jobs we know of right now. E-mail brooke at georgiaorganics dot org if we’re missing one and we’ll add it! Crager Hager Farm Apprentice, Carroll County Learn sustainable farming in […]

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We always love to see a farm connect with a local school system, so when the Little Farm in Gray posted a photo of school nutrition workers smiling with an order of pumpkins and radishes, we needed to know more! So we hollered at the Little Farm’s Amy Bean, who said they grew over 231 pounds […]

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This week several of us here at Georgia Organics are taking the SNAP Challenge, which means for seven days we’ll eat using the average food and drink budget of someone on SNAP*, which is $4.50/day. Why? Tweet

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    Next month is the second annual Southwest Georgia Tour de Farm, a truly excellent weekend of bicycling, food, and farms brought to you by the fine folks at Cafe Campesino. What makes this so excellent, you might ask? 5 farm/food tours 1 “Meat & Greet” Supper at White Oak Pastures 1 tasting at […]

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Communities are vitally important to successful farm to school programs. It takes more than just teachers and students; in Habersham County, where we’re piloting a comprehensive farm to school program, everyone from school nutrition staff to Georgia Department of Education officials are rolling up their sleeves and making really exciting things happen. (Read about some of […]

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If you’re reading this on the Georgia Organics blog, chances are you’ve at least heard of Slow Food. But what about Slow Money? Slow Food’s guiding principles can be found in full here, but the organization is guided by three main things: What would the world be like if we invested 50% of our assets within […]

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This piece by Robby Astrove first appeared in the Georgia Urban Forestry Council‘s Fall Tree Talks newsletter.  Simply stated, “trees are the answer” for many environmental, social, and economic problems. There’s even a bumper sticker to prove it. Shade, clean air, clean water, habitat, increased property value, crime reduction, emotional well-being, and improving overall quality […]

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This morning, the Georgia Conservancy’s Generation Green hosted the second installment of Green Eggs & Ham, a morning panel discussion that, in this case, focused on urban agriculture in Atlanta. And it was a great discussion! The panelists were Asata Reid from Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture, Lolly Beck-Pancer from Wholesome Wave […]

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