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VISTA Post #4: Students in Action

On my second Wednesday at Hilsman Middle School I began our food collection journey in the cafeteria. My goal was to see how kids interacted with a cart rolling up and down the isles of their cafeteria as I requested packaged foods they did not want and their milk cartons…
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VISTA Post #3: Closing the Garden Loop

On Friday the Apalachee Agriculture and Family and Consumer Science classes joined me in an animal nutrition and benefit class. All eight classes joined me to talk about how we can use animals on the farm to benefit our garden. Students learned how using animal waste in addition to organic…
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THE KITCHEN GARDEN CORPS. IT’S ALL IN OUR NAME.

Let us lay out our name for you. Defined by some, the goal of a kitchen garden is to make the function of providing food aesthetically joyful. We could end there. But there is so much more. We are the Kitchen Garden Corps, and we have a history. They may…
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Grow It Know It to participate in 2019 GreenFest Expo and Awards

GIKI will participate in the Athens-Clarke County GreenFest Expo and Awards February 23, 2019, at the Athens-Clarke County Library. The awards showcase the work of those who have pushed for a more socially, economically, and environmentally resilient community. For its part, GIKI will perform environmentally inspired songs and skits for…
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Grow It Know It to collaborate with SciREN Georgia

GIKI will share its experiences working with school gardens when it participates in the SciREN Networking Event on February 23, 2019, at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. SciREN Georgia coordinates a platform for researchers to provide educators with K-12 classroom ready lesson plans, which are based on their current…
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Grow It Know It Organizes School Produce Markets

During the 2018 school term, GIKI VISTAs at each Clarke County School District middle school are organizing student-run produce markets utilizing student-grown produce from the school gardens. Proceeds in the form of donations from community members will support the agriculture science classes at each school. Additional produce is given to…
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Video featuring Wick Prichard

Check out this video in which Wick describes the Grow it, Know it file:///Users/davidberle/Desktop/Wick%20Prichard%20on%20Summertime%20Student%20Run%20Farm-to-Table%20Restaurant%20-%20Athens%20CEO.html
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