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By Bang Tran My favorite thing to do in my service with FoodCorps is cooking with students. When students grow their own vegetables and cook it themselves, they’ll eat anything!   Throughout my year and a half of service so far, I’ve come up with a lot of recipes to do in the classroom with […]

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By Stephanie Simmons Yesterday, the Northeast Georgia Farm to School mini-grant initiative culminated with an evening of celebration, which showcased the learning and creativity by teachers and students around mobile cooking cart and garden project awards, along with technical assistance from FoodCorps service members Megan Connolly (Rabun County Schools) and Susie Burton (Habersham County Schools). Four years […]

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By Megan Connolly The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia was founded in 1992 in Athens, Georgia, in an effort to end hunger in northeast Georgia. The Food Bank has recently expanded its reach further north. In June 2015, construction began on a warehouse and food processing center in Rabun County located in downtown Clayton. The $6.4 million […]

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        by Leah Kelley “The best thing you can do to reduce food cost is to buy whole food,” said Joel Salatin during a talk at PACE Academy in Atlanta last month. Salatin, as he usually does, was challenging the idea that healthy food has to be expensive.   If you’re not […]

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by Bexx Merck Some people might think I’m about to hate on pumpkin spice. They’re right. Tis the season, right? Who knew an innocent blend of nutmeg, cloves, ginger, allspice, and cinnamon could sweep over the nation like, well, kale?   I wish it would stop. Not the pumpkin part, the spice part, and maybe […]

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  by Susie Burton Grow It! Cook It! Teach It!: Mini-Grant Recipients Receive Training and Resources A brisk fall day on Grassfed Farms in Clarkesville proved the perfect setting for NEGA Farm to School’s professional development workshop for its mini-grant recipients.  Teachers and nutrition staff from six Habersham and Rabun county schools (along with staff […]

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By Pam Knox, UGA Agricultural Climatologist There’s been a lot of hype in the popular news this month about the prospects for a very strong El Nino, which is developing in the eastern Pacific Ocean and is expected to peak this winter. El Nino is the warm phase of an oscillation in Pacific Ocean temperatures […]

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By Sumer Ladd         “We need to get back to the way things used to be” is a phrase commonly thrown around these days. Ian and Sumer, FoodCorps service members, are taking a step back in time and are working in a “pioneer style” garden this summer at the Rock Eagle 4H […]

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by Ian Rossiter  My go-to summer job for years has traditionally been guiding kayak tours. This job is amazing. I spent my days on the beaches and in the marshes of our beautiful Georgia coast, which was the ideal environment for me to nerd out on coastal wildlife and all the rest of our natural […]

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