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“Learn about resources and share them with community members” “Wanting to advance business scale and get products out to the masses” “Want to get info to farmers interested in selling to schools” These are just a few of the reasons approximately 20 farmers, University of Georgia extension agents, and Farm Bureau representatives joined Georgia Organics […]

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by Angel Mills Our very own Director of Programs Amber Suitt spoke on the premier panel at the Georgia Environmental Justice Education and Awareness Symposium on April 22. Education and farmer support were hot topics during the panel. The number one request we’ve received over the years is school gardens. “We have gardens at schools […]

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As a high school teacher and farmer, Brooke Lewis-Slamkova has a passion for teaching kids where and how their food is grown.  Her current position as the Family Consumer Science teacher in Barrow County allows her to teach students about how their food choices impact themselves and their community.  Hands-on learning and taste-tests provide the perfect […]

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LaMonika Jones is the Procurement and Purchasing Compliance Officer at Bright from the Start: GA Dept. of Early Care and Learning. Originally from Detroit, LaMonika has lived in Georgia for the past 10 years. Since graduating from college, she has spent time in various sectors working for small businesses as well as grassroots non-profits. LaMonika is passionate about what she […]

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by Angel Mills By Angel Mills Burgess Peterson Academy’s (BPA) celebrated the tenth anniversary of its fruit tree orchard and garden on April 12 at its pre-K-5 campus in East Atlanta. Students, teachers, parents, and community members participated in the celebration, which included a full day of events – starting with a half-day teacher training […]

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By Renee De Shay Jennifer Delorme is the Quality Rated ERS Assessor Manager at Bright from the Start; DECAL, Quality Rated. She has worked in the early childhood field since she was 16 years old. Jennifer has years of experience with teaching Montessori, infant/toddlers and preschool, providing technical assistance with best practices and the Environment Rating […]

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By Renee De Shay Kelli C. Cook is the School Nutrition Coordinator at Carrollton City Schools. She is a wife and mom of two boys. A former collegiate women’s basketball player at the University of Tennessee and former head women’s basketball coach at Maryville College, Kelli spent the past nine years developing her passion for school […]

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Small scale sustainable farmers continuously face an ongoing struggle to create and maintain relationships with buyers. While the barrier for entry into direct farmer to consumer platforms like farmers markets can be fairly low and transparent, selling to schools, restaurants, stores, and medical facilities can be far more challenging. To help address this challenge, Georgia […]

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Georgia Food Oasis Network seeks to elevate and connect pioneering communities that recognize that food is a powerful tool to unite residents, build local economies, and foster public health. From obesity and dietary-health to food sovereignty and waste, climate change and biodiversity loss to increasing economic and social disparities, food is not only at the […]

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Kimberly Koogler is a farmer and a long-time member of the Georgia Organics team. We are happy to welcome her to the Georgia Organics staff in a full-time role! What was your previous job? I was the CSA Manager and Market Person at Cosmos Farm and the part-time Farm to School Assistant here at Georgia […]

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