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On March 27, I had the pleasure of joining speakers Mark Winne; Fellow at Center for a Livable Future at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Tricia Kovacs; Local and Regional Food Systems Policy Adviser at the USDA, and Susie Marshall; Executive Director of Grow North Texas — in presenting the workshop, “Food Policy Councils and […]

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When educators and community members reach out to us about direct assistance with gardening or nutrition at their sites, we often connect them with our Golden Radish Award partners, UGA Cooperative Extension. Extension Agents are a fantastic resource for farm to school activities. Agriculture and Natural Resources Agents or Master Gardeners can provide assistance with […]

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FoodCorps Friday- Exploring Creativity with Food and Gardening By Deanna Perlman, Walton County Soil and Water Conservation District FoodCorps AmeriCorps service member   It all started with a lesson about whole grains. I was showing my students how to make waffles using whole wheat flour and brought blueberries to top them off. At that moment, […]

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Last week I was invited to attend The Good Food For All convening in Washington DC. Good Food For All is a network of community-based, grassroots and national organizations who share a commitment to working collaboratively to advance racial equity through federal food and farm policy. The Union of Concerned Scientists hosted over 100 Good […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT: Kelsey Thompson PHONE:706-613-0122 EMAIL:kelsey@athenslandtrust.org   ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY SCHOOL GARDEN CHAMPIONS RECOGNIZED [ATHENS, GEORGIA, March 21] The Athens School Garden Network is celebrating local schools, staff, teachers, and community members for their contributions to farm-to-school and garden-based learning in Athens-Clarke County. The School Garden Champions award ceremony was held at the […]

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Porter is a first generation Southerner who grew up in Savannah and transplanted to Atlanta in 2009 to attend college. She stumbled into working at the Grant Park Farmers Market as a vendor in 2012 and felt like she found her family and her purpose in the local food community. She began working for Community […]

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Georgia Organics is proud to welcome new board members Jamila Norman, George Frangos, Matthew Raiford, and Elizabeth Little. Keep reading to learn more about these outstanding contributors to the good food movement! Jamila Norman Jamila Norman is a self proclaimed “farmer, engineer, mother, and historic west end home owner”. She is the founder of Patchwork […]

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Over a dozen growers from across Georgia and the greater Southeast came together at the 21st annual Georgia Organics Conference to attend the Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training. This training satisfied part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety (§ 112.22(c)) compliance requirements. Grower training participants took an in-depth look at food safety on […]

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The ultimate local food is food you grow yourself!  This class will outline seven steps to create your own organic vegetable garden.  We will cover when to plant and what varieties, how to control bugs and diseases organically and much more.   The evening will start with networking over beer and local farm tastes provided by […]

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On Feb. 16-17, Georgia Organics hosted its 21st Annual Conference & Expo in Augusta, Ga. Local organic farmers Loretta and Sam Adderson of Adderson’s Fresh Produce were awarded the Land Stewardship Award for their work mentoring up-and-coming farmers throughout Augusta. Kim Hines was awarded the Barbara Petit Pollinator Award for her work empowering farmers and community […]

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