GA Farm to School Summit 2015

The GA Farm to School and Preschool Summit, presented by the Georgia Farm to School Alliance and hosted by Georgia Organics, is happening in Athens on February 19 and 20th. The F2S Summit brings together actors involved in farm to school initiatives from across the state (and region!) to learn from each other and collaborate on strategies for progressing Farm to School.

Be sure not to miss your chance to join. Learn more about the Summit and REGISTER here.

Interested in being a sponsor? Check this out.

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.

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.