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FoodCorps Friday- Seeds are the Ultimate Symbol of Hope By, Captain Planet Foundation service member, Susie Pope   There is something very spiritual about gardening. There is something even more spiritual about gardening with kids. If I were to try to describe what I mean by this I would use words like “nurturing,” “patience,” “growth” […]

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FoodCorps Friday-Mindfulness in the Garden By, Food Bank of Northeast Georgia service member, Susie Burton   Springtime brings fresh rain, beautiful blooms, and for Georgia educators, the high-stakes, demanding period of Milestones testing.  In the weeks directly before and during Milestone, it’s infeasible for most testing classes to get out and learn in the school […]

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En·trée·prenuer Noun American A food entrepreneur widening the market for farmers and consumers Across Georgia, entréeprenuers are opening avenues for farmers and consumers alike. This article is part of a series profiling these local heroes. Click here to see more. Company: PeachDish Founded: 2013 Founder: Hadi Irvani Website: Peachdish.com Money Spent on Georgia Produce: $150,000 in […]

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En·trée·prenuer Noun American A food entrepreneur widening the market for farmers and consumers Across Georgia, entréeprenuers are opening avenues for farmers and consumers alike. This article is part of a series profiling these local heroes. Click here to see more. Company: Garnish & Gather Founded: 2012 Founder: Emily Golub Website: Garnishandgather.com Money Spent on Georgia Produce: […]

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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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FoodCorps Friday-Taking School Lunch Out of the Cafeteria and into the Community By Athens Land Trust service member, Kana Miller   What do you think of when you hear the phrase, “School Lunch”? In my service experience so far, school lunch is a topic that comes up often. Whenever I hear someone talking about school […]

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FoodCorps Friday- Spring is a Time for Sproutin’ By Captain Planet Foundation service member, Greg LaFortune   What a time to be Alive! I mean, literally, it is time for the garden to start sproutin’, and I couldn’t be more excited. The kids are ready to get their hands dirty in the soil, plant seeds, […]

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FoodCorps Friday- Celebrating Ag Heroes By, Carrollton City Schools service member, Dory Cooper   As a part of National Ag Hero Day, my 1st grade after-school group learned about the Georgia dairy industry and what makes dairy farmers Ag Heros.   First, we made our very own yogurt parfaits. I chose to recreate a “peaches […]

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FoodCorps Friday- Taste Test By Captain Planet Foundation service member, Dasia Harmon   Learning through tasting, both in the classroom and in the garden, has been a fun way to teach kids about fresh fruits and veggies. Taste tests aren’t just my favorite, students and staff members love them too. I’m constantly getting requests to […]

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