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Awards

Grow It Know It has been cited as a model farm to school program by Georgia Organics and by former USDA Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon. Our work with the Clarke County School District has been honored with the following:

2018. Platinum Radish Award awarded by Georgia Organics and the Georgia Departments of Education, Agriculture, and Public Health.

2017. Sustainable University of Georgia Outstanding Staff Award to Wick Prichard awarded by the UGA Office of Sustainability.

2017. Garden Earth Naturalist Award to Wick Prichard awarded by the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

2017. Golden Radish Award awarded by Georgia Organics and the Georgia Departments of Education, Agriculture, and Public Health.

2016. Outstanding Contributor to School Garden Programming to Wick Prichard awarded by Georgia Organics.

2016. Golden Radish Award awarded by Georgia Organics and the Georgia Departments of Education, Agriculture, and Public Health.

2015. Outstanding School District in the State for Farm to School Programming awarded by Georgia Organics and the Georgia Departments of Education, Agriculture  and Public Health

Grow It Know It has also inspired observational site visits, conference calls, and meetings by representatives from other schools and non-profits in other school districts (including Barrow, Burke, Fulton, Hall, Oconee, and Walton Counties in Georgia, as well as school districts in South Carolina, Vermont, and West Virginia). GIKI has offered school garden training sessions at the Georgia Organics Conference and the Georgia Organics Farm to School Summit. The GIKI program model will also be featured in an upcoming Extension Agent training for school gardens to be held at UGArden.

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