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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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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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Sharayah Davis is a self-described “doer.” In 2016, Davis spent time at Signal Mountain farm in Chattanooga, TN, learning the ropes of organic farming. When she returned to Columbus, Ga., Davis became active in Georgia Organics’ program, Georgia Food Oasis. She attended meetings, volunteered, and ultimately took a part-time job with Georgia Organics as our […]

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The Georgia Organics Farmer Services team capped another year of great work by honoring four graduates from last year’s Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program (JFCP) and awarding a Tiny Farm House to a farmer, both in partnership with the University of Georgia. Led by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, with support from partners across the […]

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By: Kara LeClair, RDN and Kenna Ho, MS As toddlers stir from their naps and parents shuffle in and out of the Burke County Early Head Start every afternoon, hellos and pleasantries are exchanged between staff and parents.  The scene usually ends in a sleepy-eyed child walking out the doors with their caregiver, heading on […]

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