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By Katherine Hobson Little Ones Learning Center, located in the Forest Park neighborhood of metro Atlanta, is taking health and wellness beyond the daily meals they serve.  The childcare center is a leader in farm to early care and education- a comprehensive program to get kids eating and preferring healthy, local foods. Little Ones owner […]

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FoodCorps Friday- Exploring Creativity with Food and Gardening By Deanna Perlman, Walton County Soil and Water Conservation District FoodCorps AmeriCorps service member   It all started with a lesson about whole grains. I was showing my students how to make waffles using whole wheat flour and brought blueberries to top them off. At that moment, […]

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Georgia Organics is proud to welcome new board members Jamila Norman, George Frangos, Matthew Raiford, and Elizabeth Little. Keep reading to learn more about these outstanding contributors to the good food movement! Jamila Norman Jamila Norman is a self proclaimed “farmer, engineer, mother, and historic west end home owner”. She is the founder of Patchwork […]

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FoodCorps Friday- Measuring Up: Teaching Kids to Love Cooking   By, Sara Black, Carrollton City Schools School Nutrition Program FoodCorps service member I can’t remember when I first learned to love working with food. Maybe it was every time my grandmother came to visit and taught me how to make shortbread. She used three ingredients–butter, […]

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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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