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Landing a barista job at Café Campesino might be entry-level at first glance, but for many key employees, this role was simply the first step. With “celebrating people” and “doing the right thing” as two of six core company values, promoting from within is not only possible, it’s likely. “When we find staffers who are […]

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At Georgia Organics, we love our farmers. Each month we’ll be showcasing our farmer members and the fabulous products they sell. This month we spoke to John Davis and Kimberly Koogler. John is the owner of Cosmos Farm in Carrollton, Ga. Kimberly is the CSA Manager and a vegetable farmer at Cosmos and the Farm […]

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On a sunny, breezy afternoon in April, Georgia Organics joined Atlanta United staff and players at Phoenix Gardens for a volunteer workday.  Phoenix Gardens is compact produce powerhouse operated by longtime friend and partner of Georgia Organics, Brennan Washington, his wife Gwen, and their son ToJuan. The garden is located behind the Washington family’s home in suburban […]

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I attended the “ARCHI Health Equity: Race and Place in Atlanta” workshop April 25 at the Georgia State University Law Center. ARCHI hosted the program to educate community advocates about the intersection of race, place, and health inequity in metro Atlanta. The agenda included opportunities for attendees to speak with one another about how health […]

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Last week I was invited to attend The Good Food For All convening in Washington DC. Good Food For All is a network of community-based, grassroots and national organizations who share a commitment to working collaboratively to advance racial equity through federal food and farm policy. The Union of Concerned Scientists hosted over 100 Good […]

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You want me to what? That was my initial thought after being asked by Kaiser Permanente to be a representative on their float at the Rose Parade. I never, ever thought of going to the Rose Parade, let alone being on a float.  It’s not like I volunteered to help with the homecoming float during […]

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What role do you play in the local, organic food movement? I chair the Carolina Gold Rice Foundation and also the Slow Food Ark of Taste for the South.  My efforts in the past decade have concentrated on the recovery of the most important and flavorful food crops developed in our region.  This entails knowing […]

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Leah Garcés has spent her career working to protect animals from harmful factory farming practices. In this interview with Jenni Harris of White Oak Pastures, she shares one of the most defining moments from her early years as an advocate. Leah and Jenni also think back to when they first met at White Oak’s poultry […]

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Matthew Raiford’s farm, Gilliard Farms, which he operates with his sister Althea, has been in his family since the late 1800s. He talks with Jovan Sage of Slow Food USA about that history and his connection to food as a young man. Recorded at the 2013 Georgia Organics Conference in Atlanta, Ga. Produced by Stephannie […]

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Will Harris of White Oaks Pastures farms land that has been in his family for nearly a century and a half. He talks with Jennifer Owens of Georgia Organics about how the farm has evolved from one generation to the next and explains his decision to move away from industrial farming practices. Recorded at the […]

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