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Augusta – Among the projects that received GFO support in Augusta were an urban ag bootcamp, a youth life-skills program, and a composting project that takes invasive weeds growing in the Augusta canal and turns them into nutrient-rich soil that can be used by growers and farms in the community. This year, mini-grants awarded to […]

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The USDA recently released several RFPs related to food access strategies. Technical assistance is available to members of the GFO Network should they decide to submit a proposal for any of the below funding opportunities. Community Food Projects: due June 3 Intended as a one-time infusion of funds to solidify a community food project that […]

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On April 13th, a group of educators, students, teachers, and community members celebrated the tenth birthday of the Burgess Peterson Academy orchard with a farm to school training for teachers followed by a birthday party for the orchard.  Georgia Organics Farm to School educator Jenna Mobley instructs the teachers on how to teach children in […]

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Kelly graduated from The University of Georgia with a Masters of Agribusiness. She interned with UGA Cooperative Extension, GA Department of Agriculture, and as a missionary for SendMeNow Missions before joining the Farm Bureau family. She has a heart for agriculture and loves meeting new people.    1.What role do you play in the farm to school and early […]

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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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