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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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Meet our 2016-17 FoodCorps Georgia Team By, FoodCorps Georgia Fellow, Sumer Ladd   This program year, we have nine service members serving in five service sites across the state, and we’d like to take the opportunity to formally introduce you to them! Please read their bios below to get to know them a lil’ better! Bexx […]

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by Bang Tran “What do plants need to grow?” It’s a question that I always ask students at the beginning of all lessons that involve planting. Light and water. Nutrients and soil. They’re all ingredients for successfully growing vegetables. Two years ago, in one of my first garden lessons at the beginning of my FoodCorps […]

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By Megan Connolly On Saturday, April 2, the dormant Foxfire Heritage Garden came back to life.  Nine volunteers joined together to remove locust saplings, brambles and weeds from the overgrown Heritage Garden.  The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center located in Mountain City, GA is a celebration of Appalachian culture.  In 1966, an English high school […]

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by Leah Kelley Think back to your younger years, back to your typical school fundraisers- if it wasn’t frozen cookie dough, it might’ve been chocolate bars. My high school cross country team sold cookies the size of my face. What kind of message are we sending to our kids? Sugar sells. We know this, but […]

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By Bexx Merck and Rachel Waldron FoodCorps Athens Service Members Bexx and Rachel like to share the vegetable love with their pets and think you should, too. Everyone loves pizza.  And this probably includes your pets. Photo credit: huffingtonpost.com   In fact, we always hear that we shouldn’t feed our pets human foods, but who […]

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by Miranda Watrous As her mom took her by the hand to lead her away, Maria started sobbing. Actually, to be accurate, it was more of a scream-cry. I stood there dumbstruck, with child-sized bits of freshly picked broccoli in my hands, as students scurried around me, unphased and absorbed in their task. It was […]

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By Shante Chaney-Donnelly It’s so important to make sure children are eating a healthy diet, not only to help grow , but to ensure healthy growth in their young brains as well. Since children are exposed to hundreds of “junk” food ads every day, it can be difficult to get children to eat healthy, let […]

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By Leah Kelley As a school garden teacher, I have worked with youth in gardening for over 3 years now, and I so enjoy teaching them about the magic it is to grow food, to learn about our food systems, nutrition, and cooking. The populations I’ve worked with are urban, in Lansing, MI, Waco, TX, […]

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