KACCB National Day(s) of Planting: Sept. 3 & 6

If you’re a teacher, be sure to stop by the Athens Farmers Market on Wednesday, September 3rd or Saturday, September 6th to pick up some tips for your fall school gardens.

Did you order fall plants for your school garden? You can pick those up, too!

Forgot to order plants? We will be distributing seeds for free even if you didn’t order plants!

If you’re a new visitor to the farmers market: enjoy $5 free to spend at the market through the My Market Program. So farmers market veterans, bring a friend!!

Wednesday, Sept. 3: Athens Farmers Market at Creature Comforts (4-6pm)

Saturday, Sept. 6: Athens Farmers Market at Bishop Park (10am-12pm)

View the event flyer.

Fall Vegetable Gardening Workshop

Fall is the ideal season for growing many vegetables! Attend this free workshop to learn fall gardening basics. Taught by UGA College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences faculty, the workshop will include tips for soil preparation, what crops to plant, planting tips and maintenance. 

When: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 6:00-7:00pm 
Where: Athens-Clarke County Library, Multipurpose Room B 2025 Baxter Street· Athens, GA 

To Register: Register by September 8 by contacting Athens-Clarke County Extension at (706) 613-3640 or atedrow@uga.edu
Registration is required!

Be sure to check out Georgia Organics’ ebite

The latest ebite, a Farm to School newsletter from Georgia Organics, has some important information for schools, parents, or anyone interested in Farm to School.

If you are opposed to having highly processed junk food allowed in Georgia schools, act now to let the Georgia State Board of Education know. The board votes THIS THURSDAY on whether or not to allow 90 days of junk food fundraisers in schools.

Georgia Shape is also accepting applications for grants–any school can apply, but must do so by AUGUST 29th.

Cine and The National Team Up to Support Farm to School!

Tonight (Tuesday, August 19th) downtown independent movie theater Cine will host a screening of GO PUBLIC, a film documentary that depicts a single day in urban public schools. Screening times are 5pm and 7:15pm. And make sure to stop by The National, the most delicious restaurant adjacent to Cine, and try one of their specially prepared veggie treats–made with vegetables grown at Clarke County Middle School.

All proceeds benefit local organizations working to better education and farm to school in Athens.

UGArden and Clarke Middle School Start the School Year Right

Cool things are happening at Clarke Middle! A few highlights:

UGArden, a learning based farm at UGA, helped initiate a new program to bring an Americorps/VISTA volunteer to Clarke Middle School to engage with the school community on issues of food insecurity, nutrition, and food production.

Over the summer, Clarke Middle ran a food camp where students practiced and built leadership skills related to improving community access to fresh food. In addition to learning how to grow food, students worked with local chefs to learn how to cook and prepare meals. You can read more about their program here.