FoodCorps: Georgia State Orientation

Meet Georgia’s 2015-2016 FoodCorps service members! FoodCorps is a nationwide team of AmeriCorps leaders focused on connected kids to real food and helping them grow up healthy. In Georgia, they work alongside the Captain Planet Foundation and Northeast Georgia Farm to School to provide nutrition education through hands-on garden and cooking lessons.   I haveContinue reading “FoodCorps: Georgia State Orientation”

Georgia Organics Farm to School Summit

I was thrilled to be a part of the Georgia Organics Farm to School Summit this year. I was tasked with sharing information about “Growing a Strong STEM Program.”    The powerpoint that accompanied my presentation can be viewed / downloaded by clicking the image below. Please reach out if you have any questions orContinue reading “Georgia Organics Farm to School Summit”

Golden Radish Award Ceremony

Atlanta Public Schools Honored at State Capitol for Farm to School Achievements ATLANTA— Atlanta Public Schools was recognized with the Golden Radish Award, a prestigious state-wide farm to school distinction which acknowledges the outstanding leadership of school representatives building comprehensive farm to school programs. The school district was one of 30 honored at the stateContinue reading “Golden Radish Award Ceremony”

Lettuce Try It! Lesson Plans

In preparation for Farm to School Month in October, I’m helping the good folks at Georgia Organics write some lesson plans for preschool all the way through high school in a series called “Lettuce Try It.” We are hoping to provide a model for nutrition lessons that reinforce academic standards in the areas of science,Continue reading “Lettuce Try It! Lesson Plans”

Georgia Organics Farm to School Summit

Georgia Organics is hosting their 2013 Farm to School Summit at the Georgia World Congress Center on February 21 and 22. The Farm to School movement connects schools and local farms in an effort to serve healthy meals in school cafeterias, improve student nutrition, and increase farm and gardening educational opportunities. This year’s Summit welcomesContinue reading “Georgia Organics Farm to School Summit”

Georgia Organics Workshop: Compost and Vermiculture

As part of my Georgia Organics Urban Agriculture Training Program, I attended a Compost Workshop today with Daniel Ballard – the Head Gardener at the Oakhurst Community Garden. We learned about many methods of composting (some better suited for demonstration purposes, others more fit for production) and some brand new techniques to me – BlackContinue reading “Georgia Organics Workshop: Compost and Vermiculture”