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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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FoodCorps Friday-Reminders By, Food Bank of Northeast Georgia service member, Susie Burton I’m blessed to have a childhood friend who offers thoughtful, comforting words in times of grief or fear.  Last month, she wrote to remind me how much good there will always be to live and work and fight for. My students and my […]

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At a recent speaking engagement for Creative Mornings in Atlanta, Kevin Gillese, the founder of comedy club Dad’s Garage, burst the bubble on “magic.” Magic isn’t real, he claimed, it’s simply the delayed reaction between really hard work and the final product. People don’t see the nitty gritty effort, the failed attempts, or partnerships formed […]

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FoodCorps Friday- Nurturing Relationships in my Service By, Food Bank of Northeast Georgia service member, Katie Sanders After volunteering to teach science based education to elementary students in my senior year of college and interning at an organic farm, FoodCorps seemed to be the logical next step for me in my career path. I entered […]

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FoodCorps Friday- Rooted in Community By, Athens Land Trust service member, Kana Miller Regardless of your political beliefs, who you voted for, or your feelings about this past election, I think we can all agree on one thing – having a sense of belonging and feeling like a part of a community feels good. And […]

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