Washington High School, City of Atlanta Partner on Community Garden Created by Students in New AgSTEM Program

(Pictured above, 2nd photo, top row): Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring, Board member Aretta Baldon, and Atlanta City Councilman Antonio Brown are joined by Washington High School staff and students and local community members.) Atlanta Public Schools and the City of Atlanta – District 3, led by District 3 Councilman Antonio Brown, recently celebrated the creation... Continue Reading →

State Superintendent Richard Woods Visits Cascade Elementary for National Agriculture Literacy Day

State Superintendent Richard Woods read to third- and fifth-grade students at Cascade Elementary School Thursday, to celebrate National Agricultural Literacy Day. The annual observance was launched in 1973. It is designed to promote a better understanding of how food, fiber and renewable resource products are produced; highlight the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a... Continue Reading →

Maynard Jackson High School Hosts State, National Visitors During National School Breakfast Week

By Seth Coleman Fish and grits for breakfast? At school? Yes, please! The quintessential southern morning meal was on the menu, Wednesday  (March 9) at Maynard H. Jackson High School, to provide a little something special in honor of National School Breakfast Week (March 7-11) for students, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus. The... Continue Reading →

Southeast Atlanta Community Designs Playground for All Ages at Dobbs Elementary

On September 6th, Atlanta Public Schools, the South Metro Scholastic Fund, Humana Foundation, and KaBoom! kicked off their design plans for a new one-of-a-kind community garden at Dobbs Elementary School. The customized playground will be funded primarily by the Humana Foundation and will be created with personal drawings and other input from local community members... Continue Reading →

Planting a seed: South Atlanta High hopes a community garden will lead to better food choices

(Editor's note: This fascinating article about a collaborative community garden involving South Atlanta Educational Complex is reprinted with permission from the Greening Youth Foundation: School lunches — especially the bad ones — are the stuff of legend. Kids refuse them. Rally and agitate against them. Many a student council president has won the position after... Continue Reading →

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