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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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FoodCorps Friday-Reflection By Captain Planet Foundation service member, Dasia Harmon The development process of a FoodCorps service member is quite the journey. The beginning of my service consisted of navigating a new city, familiarizing myself with new schools, and establishing relationships with students and staff. It was a period of anticipation and adjustment. However, I […]

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FoodCorps Friday- Growing Into the New Year By, Athens Land Trust service member, Bexx Merck     The beginning of winter in Georgia marked the end of a long tomato season.   A combination of an unseasonably warm Fall and a relief from drought made for the perfect storm for an extended season. Besides a […]

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FoodCorps Friday- Where O Where, Is My Self-Care? By, H.A.B.E.S.H.A, Inc. service member, Tiffany Jones  When I began my journey as a FoodCorps service member, I didn’t know what to expect. The thought of being able to pursue two of my passions–working with kids and growing food–really kept me excited and anxious. But in the […]

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FoodCorps Friday-  By, Captain Planet Foundation service member, Suzie Pope When I sat down to write this blog, I was reminded of an essay question on the application to become a FoodCorps Service Member, “What has your work, education, or personal experience taught you about the relationship between food, health, education and inequality?” I remember […]

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FoodCorps Friday-Reminders By, Food Bank of Northeast Georgia service member, Susie Burton I’m blessed to have a childhood friend who offers thoughtful, comforting words in times of grief or fear.  Last month, she wrote to remind me how much good there will always be to live and work and fight for. My students and my […]

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