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FoodCorps Friday: Smoothies and Service By, Captain Planet Foundation service member, Greg Lafortune If there was anybody who felt inadequate and unprepared for service through FoodCorps, it would be me. After receiving notification that I was accepted to the service member position, feelings of excitement and satisfaction were paired with those of non-expectancy and doubt. […]

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On Friday, October 28, Alice Rolls, the Executive Director of Georgia Organics, stepped onto one of the many stages at the Woodruff Arts Center to deliver an address about Transparency in front of over 400 young professionals and creative thinkers for Creative Morning Atlanta’s monthly event. Naturally, Rolls focused largely on food. After taking the […]

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Try Things By, Bexx Merck, Athens Land Trust service member FoodCorps’ motto is “try things.” Simple, yeah? Two months into my second service term, I’m reminded that it is not. Actually in my service so far, these are the two words that seem to carry the most impact. Much what I have witnessed, experienced, and […]

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In recent weeks, you may have noticed a new addition at your local farmers market. Chances are, they were among the 1,000 homeless and trafficked youth who seek refuge at Covenant House Georgia each year. The youth at the farmers market, often accompanied by Cullen “Slim” Brown, who maintains the gardens and teaches participants about […]

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ATLANTA, October 24, 2016—Georgia Departments of Agriculture, Public Health, Education and Georgia Organics came together under the prestigious Gold Dome for the annual Golden Radish Awards to celebrate incredible gains made in the farm to school movement. 53 school districts—nearly one-third of all public school district in Georgia and reaching over 1 million students—are now […]

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    October Farm to School Month as an Entry Point By, Dory Cooper, Carrollton City Schools Service Member     October Farm to School Month has been a whirlwind to the start my FoodCorps service term. The month-long celebration has provided context to my presence in the Carrollton City School system along with an incentive […]

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Meet our 2016-17 FoodCorps Georgia Team By, FoodCorps Georgia Fellow, Sumer Ladd   This program year, we have nine service members serving in five service sites across the state, and we’d like to take the opportunity to formally introduce you to them! Please read their bios below to get to know them a lil’ better! Bexx […]

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Seed Swap By FoodCorps GA fellow, Sumer Ladd   National October Farm to School month starts tomorrow, and all the excitement brings up memories of my learning experiences with food during my childhood. When I was in elementary school, I learned to count by counting candy covered chocolate. We’d sort the candies by the color, […]

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