The Daily Dirt

By Donata Defilippi Yes, it’s winter and there are farmers markets selling fresh organic produce. Unfortunately, not as many customers are buying. In recent years, farmers have converted winter to the 4th growing season with hoop houses. Consumers have been slower to extend their summer market habits into chilly, rainy winter days. “If they’re growing,” […]

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Julia Asherman, of Rag and Frass Farm located in Jeffersonville, has been a strong advocate for Middle Georgia’s sustainable agriculture community for years. She’s bringing her passion and penchant for out-of-the-box thinking to two Education Sessions at the Georgia Organics 20th Anniversary Conference on Feb. 18.   Both sessions, Holistic Crop Rotation and Farm Generated […]

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FoodCorps Friday- Get Kids Eating Broccoli in 5 Steps By, Carrollton City Schools service member, Dory Cooper   Broccoli is a magical vegetable for both small humans and grown ups. It is full of fiber, a whole collection of vitamins, and a good amount of calcium – not to mention delicious when roasted or added […]

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Ryan Morra

Written by Diana Beach Ryan Morra’s work with Vermont Food Education Every Day (FEED) and Shelburne Farms is a model of innovative farm to school practices used nationwide. Morra has vast amounts of experience in integrating farm to school within school systems and the lives of students, especially as a former science teacher himself. He […]

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FoodCorps Friday-Reflection By Captain Planet Foundation service member, Dasia Harmon The development process of a FoodCorps service member is quite the journey. The beginning of my service consisted of navigating a new city, familiarizing myself with new schools, and establishing relationships with students and staff. It was a period of anticipation and adjustment. However, I […]

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In what was a huge month for local and organic agriculture, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) made major announcements in December, 2016, regarding federal reimbursement for Organic certification and relaxing marketing restrictions for farmers markets. Just as importantly, the USDA released a monumental report that revealed impressive economic benefits of local agriculture. Starting on […]

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