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FoodCorps Friday- Get Kids Eating Broccoli in 5 Steps By, Carrollton City Schools service member, Dory Cooper   Broccoli is a magical vegetable for both small humans and grown ups. It is full of fiber, a whole collection of vitamins, and a good amount of calcium – not to mention delicious when roasted or added […]

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Written by Diana Beach Ryan Morra’s work with Vermont Food Education Every Day (FEED) and Shelburne Farms is a model of innovative farm to school practices used nationwide. Morra has vast amounts of experience in integrating farm to school within school systems and the lives of students, especially as a former science teacher himself. He […]

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FoodCorps Friday-Reflection By Captain Planet Foundation service member, Dasia Harmon The development process of a FoodCorps service member is quite the journey. The beginning of my service consisted of navigating a new city, familiarizing myself with new schools, and establishing relationships with students and staff. It was a period of anticipation and adjustment. However, I […]

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In what was a huge month for local and organic agriculture, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) made major announcements in December, 2016, regarding federal reimbursement for Organic certification and relaxing marketing restrictions for farmers markets. Just as importantly, the USDA released a monumental report that revealed impressive economic benefits of local agriculture. Starting on […]

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FoodCorps Friday- Growing Into the New Year By, Athens Land Trust service member, Bexx Merck     The beginning of winter in Georgia marked the end of a long tomato season.   A combination of an unseasonably warm Fall and a relief from drought made for the perfect storm for an extended season. Besides a […]

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Atlanta has lost a great chef and supporter of the good food movement. Angus Brown, the chef at 8Arm, died on Wednesday morning, according to his business partner Nhan Le. Brown touched many lives, from eaters to chefs to farmers and more. He meant a lot to many in Atlanta and the good food movement, including Georgia […]

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FoodCorps Friday- Where O Where, Is My Self-Care? By, H.A.B.E.S.H.A, Inc. service member, Tiffany Jones  When I began my journey as a FoodCorps service member, I didn’t know what to expect. The thought of being able to pursue two of my passions–working with kids and growing food–really kept me excited and anxious. But in the […]

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FoodCorps Friday-  By, Captain Planet Foundation service member, Suzie Pope When I sat down to write this blog, I was reminded of an essay question on the application to become a FoodCorps Service Member, “What has your work, education, or personal experience taught you about the relationship between food, health, education and inequality?” I remember […]

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Back in October, Barrow County School System was honored with a Gold level award at the 2016 Golden Radish Awards by Georgia Organics and Georgia Departments of Agriculture, Public Health, and Education for serving local food 123 times during the 2015-16 school year and growing cabbage from seed in third grade classes across the district, […]

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