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Becky Griffin is the Community & School Garden Coordinator at the University of Georgia Extension. She will be speaking at the “Protecting Pollinators with Kids” Saturday Farm to School track session. What role do you play in the local, organic food movement? I work with UGA Extension agents and their clients to create successful and […]

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It wasn’t until the mandated Affordable Care Act that farmer Joe Reynolds first enrolled in a health insurance program, after seven years of farming. And it really got him thinking: how do farmers get a benefits package they may find at a more traditional job?  One that will allow them to stay healthy, save for […]

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On Sept. 29, Georgia Organics took participants on a food journey from the soil of Love is Love farm to their plate. Participants learned essential food preparation techniques (like knife skills!) while discovering healthy meal planning and increasing vegetable consumption. The afternoon kicked off with a tour of Love is Love farm with farmer and […]

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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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