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Farm to school is taking place in all 50 states, D.C. and U.S. Territories! Select a location from the list below to learn more or contact a Core Partner. 

National Farm to School Network

Georgia

Georgia Profile

Supporting Partners
Georgia Organics established the state’s farm to school programing in 2007, and has served as the National Farm to School Network state lead since then. The organization serves as the host site for FoodCorps Georgia, which serves as our "boots on the ground", teaching students the critical life skills of growing, cooking and appreciating fresh food. Georgia Organics is rooted in establishing sustainable farm to school programming through a three-pronged strategy: 
  1. building on the existing ground work by providing top-quality train-the-trainer workshops and technical assistance dedicated to improving school meals, growing school gardens and supporting local farmers; 
  2. providing up-to-date resources; and 
  3. supporting the work of state agencies resulting in the institutionalization and growth of farm to school.

Georgia Organics works closely with the Georgia Departments of Education, Agriculture, and Public Health, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, and many other agencies dedicated to advancing farm to school. These agencies and others participate in the Georgia Farm to School Alliance. Georgia Organics works with partners in the Georgia Farm to School Alliance to host the annual Golden Radish Award, which recognizes Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) in Georgia who are doing extraordinary work in farm to school. In 2016, 53 Georgia School districts were awarded for their exemplary work to purchase, serve, promote, celebrate, teach and sustain farm to school in their communities. Collectively, Golden Radish Awardees:

  • Served 39 million school meals that included local food
  • Held 8,246 taste tests of fresh, local food to students
  • Taught 3,406 garden, food and nutrition lessons to students
  • Tended 575 edible school gardens
  • Hosted 1,935 hands-on cooking activities with students
  • Incorporated farm to school into 390 staff professional development opportunities
  • Championed and sustained district-wide policies or procedures into 29 schools districts
Georgia Organics also hosts a bi-annual Farm to School Summit to showcase and share best practices among Farm to School stakeholders across Georgia. The annual Georgia Organics conference, which attracts over 1,200 participants each year, and includes a farm to school educational track. 
Kimberly Della Donna

Kimberly Della Donna

Georgia Core Partner

Farm to School Director

Georgia Organics

P: 404-481-5014

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