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.