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FoodCorps Friday-Taking School Lunch Out of the Cafeteria and into the Community By Athens Land Trust service member, Kana Miller   What do you think of when you hear the phrase, “School Lunch”? In my service experience so far, school lunch is a topic that comes up often. Whenever I hear someone talking about school […]

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FoodCorps Friday- Spring is a Time for Sproutin’ By Captain Planet Foundation service member, Greg LaFortune   What a time to be Alive! I mean, literally, it is time for the garden to start sproutin’, and I couldn’t be more excited. The kids are ready to get their hands dirty in the soil, plant seeds, […]

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FoodCorps Friday- Celebrating Ag Heroes By, Carrollton City Schools service member, Dory Cooper   As a part of National Ag Hero Day, my 1st grade after-school group learned about the Georgia dairy industry and what makes dairy farmers Ag Heros.   First, we made our very own yogurt parfaits. I chose to recreate a “peaches […]

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FoodCorps Friday- Taste Test By Captain Planet Foundation service member, Dasia Harmon   Learning through tasting, both in the classroom and in the garden, has been a fun way to teach kids about fresh fruits and veggies. Taste tests aren’t just my favorite, students and staff members love them too. I’m constantly getting requests to […]

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En·trée·prenuer Noun American A food entrepreneur widening the market for farmers and consumers Across Georgia, entréeprenuers are opening avenues for farmers and consumers alike. This article is part of a series profiling these local heroes. Click here to see more. Company: The Dirt Farmers Founded: 2013 Founder: Joe Zawacki Website: Thedirtfarmers.com Money Spent on Georgia Produce: […]

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FoodCorps Friday- From Bleak Courtyard to Thriving Outdoor Learning Space By Athens Land Trust service member, Bexx Merck    One of my biggest motives in returning for another year of FoodCorps was to finish the large projects I started in partnership with teachers at Coile middle School. One in particular captured my interest: an outdoor […]

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By: Kara LeClair, RDN and Kenna Ho, MS As toddlers stir from their naps and parents shuffle in and out of the Burke County Early Head Start every afternoon, hellos and pleasantries are exchanged between staff and parents.  The scene usually ends in a sleepy-eyed child walking out the doors with their caregiver, heading on […]

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We are thrilled to add a farmer to our Farm to School team! Meet Kimberly Koogler, our new Farm to School Assistant. Kimberly will be assisting with workshops, October Farm to School Month, and the Golden Radish Awards. We are so excited for her to join us, and, of course, we had to ask her […]

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FoodCorps Friday- Apply Now to Serve With FoodCorps Georgia!   Applications to serve with FoodCorps are open until March 15th! The selected community leaders will dedicate one year of full-time, paid public service in school food systems – teaching hands-on lessons in growing, cooking and tasting food, collaborating with food service staff to steer students […]

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FoodCorps Friday- DIRT DIP! By, Captain Planet Foundation service member, Suzie Pope   Did you know that soil is made up of six main components? This week in garden class we used our magnifying glasses to see if we could discover what these six parts might be. We found sticks, rocks, sparkles, ants, and leaves. […]

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