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On a sunny, breezy afternoon in April, Georgia Organics joined Atlanta United staff and players at Phoenix Gardens for a volunteer workday.  Phoenix Gardens is compact produce powerhouse operated by longtime friend and partner of Georgia Organics, Brennan Washington, his wife Gwen, and their son ToJuan. The garden is located behind the Washington family’s home in suburban […]

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I attended the “ARCHI Health Equity: Race and Place in Atlanta” workshop April 25 at the Georgia State University Law Center. ARCHI hosted the program to educate community advocates about the intersection of race, place, and health inequity in metro Atlanta. The agenda included opportunities for attendees to speak with one another about how health […]

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On a chilly April morning last week, Atlanta United players and staff joined Georgia Organics and FoodCorps at Park Street Elementary in Marietta for a kale filled day with the kids. Third graders spent the morning crafting planters out of milk cartons, painting them in Atlanta United’s black, red, and gold team colors. The kids […]

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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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