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Farm to School’s February Veggie of the Month: Brussels Sprouts!

Brussels sprouts are part of the cruciferous vegetable family, along with nutritional powerhouses like kale and broccoli. Like the rest of its family, Brussels sprouts are rich in valuable nutrients like vitamins C and K. They are also a great source of folate, manganese, vitamins B6 and B1, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. If you’ve […]

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West Broad Farmers Market and Garden, an Andrea Skellie Production

Andrea Skellie created this lovely short documentary on the West Broad Farmers Market. Great Work, Andrea! West Broad Farmers Market & Garden from Andrea Skellie on Vimeo.

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ALT Receives USDA Funding

Athens Land Trust Awarded Funding Through New USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service recently announced that the Athens Land Trust (ALT) will receive $840,000 for conservation partnerships as part of the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). This Farm Bill initiative marks a new era for conservation efforts […]

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Cooking Matters at Athens Area Homeless Shelter

Athens Land Trust facilitated its first Cooking Matters course at the Athens Area Homeless Shelter. The course took place between September 7th and October 26th on Sunday evenings. We used the Cooking Matters with Families curriculum for this course. Working with the families at the Athens Area Homeless Shelter was truly a special experience. Typically, […]

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Day of Service Slideshow

Anne Yarbrough Photography Mike Lord/Barrelman Productions Carlton Davis/Many T 360 Photography MLK Day of Service Steering Committee Members Produced by Kimberly Davis

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Heather Benham Makes News

“A long-time employee of ALT, Benham began working with the organization in 2001 as a intern while earning a dual degree in law and historic preservation at the University of Georgia. Prior to attending UGA, Benham attended Hendrix College, a small liberal arts school in her home state of Arkansas, where she earned an undergraduate […]

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ALT FoodCorps Members Blog for Georgia Organics

ALT FoodCorps Service members, Connie Roberts and Rachel Waldron, were both recently featured in The Daily Dirt, the Georgia Organics Blog! Check it out! January, 2015  The Daily Dirt: Georgia Organics  FoodCorps Fridays: Where I’m From, Rachel Waldron November 2014  The Daily Dirt: Georgia Organics  “Three Habaneros is three too many!” Constance Roberts  

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Farm to School’s January Veggie of the Month: Turnip Greens!

This month, have a taste of the leafy top of this familiar root vegetable. Turnip greens are remarkable for their high calcium content, which also gives them a noticeably bitter taste. Turnip greens also contain healthy glucosinolate, outscoring similar veggies like cabbage and kale. Plants with high glucosinolates are currently under research as cancer inhibitors. […]

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