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We’ve already heard that Hurricane Michael has destroyed two hoop-houses, killed hundreds of chickens, and wrecked sheds, barns, and other structures. Georgia Organics has taken the Farmer Fund – a natural disaster relief fund – statewide. If you have received damage from the storm, go to www.thefarmerfund.org. And, if you know of someone who might […]

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What a whirlwind! Over the last few weeks, I had the great opportunity to work with Georgia Organics as a Dietetic Intern. Going into this, my only thought was: “I’ll get to work on a farm!” And while I did do just that (and we’ll get into it later), I also got to experience so […]

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On Sept. 29, Georgia Organics took participants on a food journey from the soil of Love is Love farm to their plate. Participants learned essential food preparation techniques (like knife skills!) while discovering healthy meal planning and increasing vegetable consumption. The afternoon kicked off with a tour of Love is Love farm with farmer and […]

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Leilani turned broccoli into a paintbrush. Charlie tucked a seed into a newspaper tube filled with soil. Cautaujamir offered a paper bag to reach in to identify its hidden vegetable by feel. These three 11-year-olds at Burke County Middle School joined their classmates in setting up and operating garden stations to celebrate “Garden Thyme” the […]

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The Georgia Organics team spent an exciting back to school season, skill building with school nutrition professionals in 11 Georgia school districts. I joined Farm to School Manager Abbie King to lead “Farm to School for Cafeteria Managers” in Oconee, Glascock and Warren Counties during July. Together, along with over 170 Farm to School Champions […]

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Alabama’s First Certified Organic Dairy Farm Working Cows Dairy & Rinske’s Cheese is selling 180 acres of Certified Organic irrigated land for $4500 an acre. Land includes 110 acre pivot and an 800 square foot house. The address is 5539 North State Hwy 103 Slocomb, AL 36375 Phone 334-886-3839 Cell 334 791 6830 Contact farm owner Rinske […]

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Landing a barista job at Café Campesino might be entry-level at first glance, but for many key employees, this role was simply the first step. With “celebrating people” and “doing the right thing” as two of six core company values, promoting from within is not only possible, it’s likely. “When we find staffers who are […]

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Just four years ago, the Lovinggood Middle School garden in Cobb County included just two modest raised beds. Year by year it grew to six raised beds thanks to generous donations from parents and community members. Last week, 12 raised beds were added with the help of CJ Sides, a Boy Scout of Troop 795! […]

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Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting our Platinum Golden Radish Award Winner Sumter County. School Nutrition Manager and 2018 Southeast Regional Manager of the Year Larry Jackson hosted me during my visit. Larry’s enthusiasm for school meal innovation is infectious. He inspired the scholars at Furlow Charter School to embrace healthy, local  fruits and vegetables through […]

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