The nationwide movement of farm to school is taking root in communities across Georgia.
Schools are connecting with local farms to serve healthy meals in school cafeterias, offering food and gardening education, and improving students’ health. The pages below will give you a better idea of what farm to school is and what is happening in Georgia.
Currently there are farm to school programs in all 50 states.
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Georgia Organics founded the state’s first farm to school program in 2007, and works with school districts and state-wide partners and agencies to grow these programs at the grassroots community level as well as at the “grasstops.” We serve as the National Farm to School Network’s State Lead for Georgia.
The eBite is a monthly farm to school e-newsletter that will keep you up to date on the latest resources, events, and grants related to farm to school in Georgia. Sign-up here!
The Georgia Farm to School Alliance is a network that joins statewide agencies working in food, farming, and nutrition to coalesce resources and support for farm to school, and to create a dialogue for building statewide programming.
FoodCorps is a nationwide team of AmeriCorps leaders who connect kids to real food and help them grow up healthy.
The Golden Radish Award recognizes school districts for all aspects of farm to school, from local food procurement to hosting taste tests to gardening with students, and is awarded at Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Honorary Levels.
Save the date! This year’s October Farm to School Month will be all about spinach. Leaf it to Spinach is a state-wide effort to get kids across Georgia eating, growing and participating in carrot-themed activities during October Farm to School Month.