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Georgia Organics stormed Capitol Hill on Nov. 28 – 29 to stress the vital importance of organic agriculture within the Farm Bill with Georgia’s Congressional representatives. Organic agriculture can revitalize Georgia’s declining rural economies; Georgia should be producing its own organic food and not importing it from California or anyplace else; and growing Georgia’s organic […]

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This year Georgia students made some startling discoveries: A student in Fannin County realized a peanut was not actually a nut. Gwinnett County pre-kindergarteners learned about a mystery vegetable. Cherokee County fourth graders were surprised to find that black bean quesadillas were delicious. In October, over 240,000 Georgia students planted, grew, and tried legumes as […]

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Jackson County Schools Makes Room for Legumes! By, Jackson County Schools School Nutrition Program FoodCorps AmeriCorps service member, Gracelyn Jones October National Farm to School month has been a whirlwind of activity and the perfect catalyst for diving into service at my schools. After spending time adjusting to my service site and getting to know […]

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Donn Cooper of Cooper Ag Services offers free consulting during the 2017 Fencepost Sessions to Matthew Raiford of Gilliard Farm in Brunswick.   Most folks know about the great classroom-style educational opportunities that Georgia Organics puts on during our annual conferences. Now, you can get one-on-one coaching from experts on grants, ag law, production, and […]

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By James Carr Betti Wiggins has done it all in the world of farm to school.   Wiggins became Executive Director of Food Services for Detroit Public Schools in 2009 and completely transformed the food her students eat, as well as how it gets to the cafeteria. Whether it is one of the many school […]

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FoodCorps Friday- Spring is a Time for Sproutin’ By Captain Planet Foundation service member, Greg LaFortune   What a time to be Alive! I mean, literally, it is time for the garden to start sproutin’, and I couldn’t be more excited. The kids are ready to get their hands dirty in the soil, plant seeds, […]

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FoodCorps Friday- Get Kids Eating Broccoli in 5 Steps By, Carrollton City Schools service member, Dory Cooper   Broccoli is a magical vegetable for both small humans and grown ups. It is full of fiber, a whole collection of vitamins, and a good amount of calcium – not to mention delicious when roasted or added […]

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