Close
The Daily Dirt

Tell us a little bit about your background?  Prior to joining Georgia Organics, I worked at a locally owned coffee shop and art gallery. I had the opportunity to serve as their Creative Director, a position where I curated local vendors and artists for our monthly art shows. While I loved living the coffee life […]

Read more

Shanice Chesney is a former Farm to School Intern and is now our lovely Administrative Assistant here at Georgia Organics.  Keep reading to learn more about her. Tell us a little bit about your background? In short, service and volunteerism. I’ve worked heavily in national service from Peace Corps to AmeriCorps. I’ve also trained volunteers […]

Read more

Georgia Food Oasis hosts monthly virtual meet-ups for network communities to connect with their peers, share news and information, and hear first-hand the hardships and successes that come with building and sustaining local food coalitions.  We kicked off our monthly meet-ups in May 2019, and have hosted Johns Hopkins University’s Center for a Livable Future […]

Read more

Technical assistance is available to the GFO Network when applying for grant funding. If you are interested in receiving technical assistance, contact the GFO team directly at outreach@georgiaorganics.org for more information. Current Funding Opportunities Annie’s Grants for Gardens Due date: Nov. 1, 2019 More info Kids Gardening Org ($700-$2K+) Due date: Dec.16, 2019 More info […]

Read more

By Lacey Flynn, FoodCorps Georgia AmeriCorps Team Leader FoodCorps Georgia service members attended the Golden Radish Awards last month and were eager to demonstrate how they connect kids with healthy food. FoodCorps lessons play a huge role in engaging students with gardening, cooking, and thinking critically about the way food relates to their communities. The […]

Read more

Click on the following links and try out these stretches to relieve pain, relax, and help prevent future injury by increasing flexibility. Remember, stretching should never cause pain! Stretch slowly until you can feel the stretch, but do not stretch to the point of pain. For beginners  For those familiar with yoga and who are […]

Read more

Elbert County School District received the Outstanding School District Award and Platinum Level recognition at the 2019 Golden Radish Awards. The Outstanding School District Award is given annually to school districts exhibiting exceptional excellence in Farm to School.   Elbert County School District created their first comprehensive Farm to School plan in 2015. “For many years, I was reluctant to start any Farm to School initiatives…no […]

Read more

Renee De Shay Effingham County School District, a two-time Platinum level Golden Radish Award winner, is the recipient of the 2019 Organic Radish Award. This is the second year; Georgia Organics has awarded the Organic Radish Award which recognizes a school district that is working with sustainable and/or Certified Organic farms through procurement and/or education. […]

Read more

Georgia Organics’ history in Athens runs deep. Athens’ Good Food Movement, composed of growers, school nutrition leaders, community food advocates, and eaters, is especially strong. This year, we’re recognizing both Barrow County and Athens-Clarke County School Districts at the Golden Radish Awards. Next year, Georgia Organics is hosting the 2020 Conference & Expo in Athens […]

Read more

Renee De Shay How do you build a lasting Farm to School program? This question is faced by any school that has experienced the struggle of maintaining a program through numerous leadership changes resulting from staff, student, and parent turnover. Columbus, Ga. has discovered the answer lies in strong community partnerships and coordination from all […]

Read more