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Establishing a connection between farm and school is fundamental to keep children healthy and to teach them where their food comes from. Misty Friedman is a long time supporter of showing children the importance of eating healthier, of food origins, and of how food habits impact the environment and the community. Friedman is the School Nutrition Coordinator at the Georgia Department of […]

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by Paula Maia Fernandes A garden is capable of growing much more than beautiful plants, it can also grow a community. Lola Blum has on her name what she is all about – to help blooming community’s core values such as healthy living skills, community development, environmental education, and artistic expression through growing a garden. Blum is the Co-Founder […]

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Sound Ingredient changes things up a bit this time by taking a break from produce and featuring pasture-raised poultry. We talked to Brandon Chonko, owner and operator of Grassroots Farms in Reidsville, Ga, about how he began raising animals on pasture, the importance of letting animals grow naturally outside, and how partnerships have helped him grow and deliver […]

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Atlanta Harvest stemmed from the desire to provide fresh, organic, and locally grown produce that is accessible to low-income communities in Atlanta. Late last summer Corbin and Bethaney, along with 35 local volunteers, a team from the Shelby County Farm to School Program in Memphis, as well as a team from Baltimore, began building high tunnels […]

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By Akilah Roberts and Claire Maxwell The Atlanta Local Food Initiative (ALFI) began its Orchard Project in 2010 with the inaugural planting at Burgess Peterson Academy in East Atlanta. The ALFI Orchard Project installs edible school and community orchards that aim to feed, teach, and inspire. The project has planted 21 orchards that provide direct access to local food while improving Atlanta’s landscape. […]

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For the second installment of Sound Ingredient, we talked to Terri Jagger Blincoe who owns and operates Ladybug Farms in Clayton, Georgia. I had the opportunity to drive up to North Georgia to visit Terri at her farm tucked in the Blue Ridge Mountains. She told me all about growing kale, why it’s such a relevant crop, […]

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Seeds are an important natural resource that’s vital to farming, and the Organic Seed Alliance is an organization that “advances the ethical development and stewardship of the genetic resources of agricultural seed.” We talked to Kristina Hubbard, OSA’s Director of Advocacy & Communications, about the wonders of organic seeds and their State of Organic Seed […]

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K. Rashid Nuri heads the Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture in Atlanta, and he has worked in agriculture, organic and industrial, for several decades. In this interview with Michael Wall of Georgia Organics, he shares some of the defining experiences of his career. Recorded at the 2013 Georgia Organics Conference in Atlanta, Ga. […]

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Sound Ingredient is a new audio series in which we reach out to farmers to talk to them about their own successful crops, the crops’ nutritional values, and the methods used to grow them. We then talk to a local chef who makes regular use of these crops in their dishes. The series highlights the farmer and chef relationship […]

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We wanted to talk to farmers who haven’t always made their careers as growers about what influenced them to make the switch to farming full-time. In this series, we’ll ask growers what they were doing before they became farmers and why they decided to make the switch. Our first farmer is Cathy Payne who owns Broad River Pastures […]

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