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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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After 31 years of teaching and coordinating agriculture education, Teri Hamlin was excited about retirement. And she still is, because so far that retirement has been spent spearheading our farm to school pilot program in Habersham County. The project, which is made possible by a grant from the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, takes a comprehensive approach […]

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Yesterday morning we were thrilled to chat with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia‘s John Becker, the visionary whose organization is poised to connect farmers to food banks in innovative, ground-breaking ways. Of course we’re a little biased—in addition to championing his support of farmers and addressing the need for good, real food in underserved […]

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Valerie Bowers is an important ally for farm to school—she’s the School Nutrition Director for Forsyth County Schools, and she’s also the 2013-2014 President of the Georgia School Nutrition Association. Forsyth County’s Sharon Elementary School will be participating in the Dept. of Agriculture’s Feed My School for a Week program this year. The week in […]

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Over on Garnish & Gather’s blog, Chef Asata Reid gets some well-deserved love: Chef Asata wears many hats: chef, writer, media personality and farmers market guru. She can be found all over Atlanta doing chef demos and making the world a healthier place, one plate at a time. In addition to working at Truly Living Well […]

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The Certified Organic label portrays the most rigorous agricultural standards for environmental and human health protection. But how to what degree does it extend protections for animal welfare? To explore this issue, we interviewed Compassion In World Farming’s  USA Director Leah Garces, who also, along with Georgia Organics and many others, co-founded Georgians for Pastured Poultry. […]

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is attempting to raise the allowed residue level of the herbicide Roundup, (glyphosate) on food. If you are curious about pesticide use in Georgia, check this out. But wait! It’s not a done deal and there’s something you can do about it! Please keep reading. Tweet

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