FoodCorps Comes to Georgia!

 

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FoodCorps, a national farm to school organization that is part of the AmeriCorps Service Network, has officially launched in Georgia!  FoodCorps mission is to connect children in underserved communities to real food in order to help them grow up healthy.

 

This year, FoodCorps added Georgia and Washington, D.C. to its existing 15-state program after a very competitive bidding process.  Pictured here are the 12 FoodCorps service members who will dedicate one year of full-time public service in Georgia’s school food systems expanding hands-on nutrition education programs, building and tending school gardens, and bringing high-quality local foods into school cafeterias.

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Today, FoodCorps members were at Burgess-Peterson Academy, an Atlanta Public School in Southeast Atlanta, training with Captain Planet Foundation’s Kyla Van Deusen who is the Program Manager for CPF’s Project Learning Garden.

Georgia Organics is serving as the official state FoodCorps host organization and the selected service site organizations are:  Captain Planet Foundation, Athens Land Trust and Habersham County Farm to School program/Northeast Georgia Farm to School Program.

Press:

School Garden Program Teaches Kids to Eat and Grow Healthy Food
Posted: September 8, 2014 3:43 pm
By Anastasia Pantsios -EcoWatch
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 Innovative Project Learning Garden Expands Nationwide
Posted: September 6, 2014
By Southeast Green
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“Burgess Peterson Academy is getting fresh”
Posted: September 3, 2014
By Examiner.com/Atlanta Sustainability Examiner
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“Project Learning Garden”
Posted: August 19, 2014
By HealthNewsDigest.com
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FoodCorps Launch Boosts Farm to School in Georgia
Posted: August 2014
By Environmental Education in Georgia
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FoodCorps Service Site Spotlight:
the Captain Planet Foundation
Posted: August 2014
By Brooke Hatfield from Georgia Organics
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Project Learning Garden
Posted: Sept. 29, 2014
By City of Atlanta Channel 26 “Atlanta Now”
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