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On April 13th, a group of educators, students, teachers, and community members celebrated the tenth birthday of the Burgess Peterson Academy orchard with a farm to school training for teachers followed by a birthday party for the orchard.  Georgia Organics Farm to School educator Jenna Mobley instructs the teachers on how to teach children in […]

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By Katherine Hobson From dressing up in a carrot costume, to harvesting fresh lettuce with toddlers and preschoolers, Carol Clarke of Concerted Services Inc. loves sharing her excitement for Farm to Early Care and Education (Farm to ECE) with South Georgia early care providers. Farm to ECE aims to foster a lifelong love of healthy, local […]

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By Katherine Hobson Little Ones Learning Center, located in the Forest Park neighborhood of metro Atlanta, is taking health and wellness beyond the daily meals they serve.  The childcare center is a leader in farm to early care and education- a comprehensive program to get kids eating and preferring healthy, local foods. Little Ones owner […]

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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- Measuring Up: Teaching Kids to Love Cooking   By, Sara Black, Carrollton City Schools School Nutrition Program FoodCorps service member I can’t remember when I first learned to love working with food. Maybe it was every time my grandmother came to visit and taught me how to make shortbread. She used three ingredients–butter, […]

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This year Georgia students made some startling discoveries: A student in Fannin County realized a peanut was not actually a nut. Gwinnett County pre-kindergarteners learned about a mystery vegetable. Cherokee County fourth graders were surprised to find that black bean quesadillas were delicious. In October, over 240,000 Georgia students planted, grew, and tried legumes as […]

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On July 19, the Georgia Organics Farm to School and Farmer Services teams partnered with Global Growers to host a food safety training for approximately 15 farmers in Burke County, GA. The farmers received information about various food safety topics including: tips for maintaining a clean facility hand washing techniques and overall sanitation instructions for […]

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