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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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Atlanta’s longest-standing, natural-foods cooperative Sevananda  recently joined forces with Georgia Organics to create an education series titled #COOPCONNECT.  #COOPCONNECT’s aims to increase the economic performance of retailers such as Sevananda in their distribution of local food and other Georgia-produced retail items. Facilitated by Georgia Organics Farmer Services Coordinator Tenisio Seanima, and Sevananda’s General Manager Ahzjah Simons, #COOPCONNECT provides […]

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FoodCorps Friday- Measuring Up: Teaching Kids to Love Cooking   By, Sara Black, Carrollton City Schools School Nutrition Program FoodCorps service member I can’t remember when I first learned to love working with food. Maybe it was every time my grandmother came to visit and taught me how to make shortbread. She used three ingredients–butter, […]

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