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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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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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Alecia “Red” Barrett was hooked on Farm to School after attending the Georgia Organics Farm to School Summit in 2012. For Barrett, it was the perfect way to develop healthy eating and strong educational habits. “Farm to School is what we’re stressing right now,” said Barrett. “…especially because you can tie the food into education, […]

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On Wednesday, Oct. 7, State School Superintendent Richard Woods, Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black, Public Health Commissioner Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., and Georgia Organics Board Chair Mandy Mahoney honored 39 districts with the Golden Radish Award (up from 30 last year!), which is given to school districts in Georgia who are doing extraordinary work in farm […]

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