From Garden to Cafeteria: Students learn how to grow healthy food

By: Sue G. Collins - Reprinted with permission by INTown Paper Budding gardeners in 50 Atlanta Public Schools are growing food to help feed the district’s 45,000 students thanks to grants, community volunteers and the support of the APS nutrition department. Last month, students in the Maynard H. Jackson High School (MJHS) garden club planted carrots, spinach and... Continue Reading →

APS Celebrates Earth Day with District Grown Garden Menu

By: Taylor R. Jones Friday, April 22, represents Earth Day! And what more satisfying way to celebrate than to taste fresh grown herbs and vegetables? Today, the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) Nutrition Department served chicken with pasta and green beans seasoned with district-grown garden herbs in all APS cafeterias.   The fresh rosemary and basil... Continue Reading →

APS Farm to School and Garden Tour at Centennial Place Elementary

On October 25th, an APS Farm to School and Garden Tour was held at Centennial Place Elementary School as a part of the new Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) Learning Gardens Program recently implemented in 40 APS schools.Teachers, parents, community partners and school nutritionists shared how Farm to School programs are changing the lives of APS... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education surprises Brianne Turgeon at Springdale Park with $7,500 Award

Brianne Turgeon, music teacher at Springdale Park Elementary School, is one of 10 APS educators to win the Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE). AFAEE announced the award in a surprise celebration at Springdale Park, and presented Turgeon with a $7,500 check to fund The Science in Music Project, a professional development opportunity,... Continue Reading →

Brown Middle School students get organic with Communities In Schools of Atlanta

Students of Brown Middle School spent a portion of the afternoon Aug. 30 learning about organic farming from a team of staff members from Farmer D Organics and planting seedlings in what will become the school’s first student-run garden. Communities In Schools (CIS) of Atlanta selected Brown Middle School as one of two pilot sites... Continue Reading →

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