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Spreading goodness is a year-round activity, so we encourage you to check back frequently to see what
we’ve been up to. Find out what’s new at Annie’s:

Visiting Annie Withey’s organic farm

Annie lives on her certified organic farm in Connecticut with her husband and two daughters, where she grows a wide variety of vegetables and flowers for her local co-op and farmer’s market.  She remains the inspiration and corporate conscience for the Annie’s family of …

Celebrity Chef – FoodCorps Michigan

FoodCorps service will provide you with the necessary training and experience to emerge as a star television cooking personality.
Lights, camera, action! All eyes were on my knife, my stockpot, and me. I became a star, instructing and entertaining, captivating my viewers and …

Celebrating Traditions:  Using Culture to Connect Kids to Healthy Food

When my students and I visited the garden for the first time, we toured the space to identify what was growing and where. “Does anyone know what kind of vegetable this is?” I asked. I got some glazed over looks; kale isn’t stocked at local markets and it’s unlikely …

Lava in the School Garden – FoodCorps Hawaii

A raccoon feast in the sweet corn, a hailstorm just as the peaches ripen, or a groundhog field day in the field greens. School gardens are often the scenes of minor dramas. It’s nigh impossible to go a full season without one act of nature or another. But how about lava in …

Garden beliebers

“You’re like Justin Bieber, but for vegetables,” says a child in Iowa to FoodCorps service member Daniel Schultz 

East Cooper Montessori Charter School

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East Cooper Montessori: Putting Down Roots
Students, teachers, and parents at East Cooper Montessori Charter School have rallied around building a strong foundation for their new …

Meet farmers who grew organic wheat for our mac and cheese

We use organic wheat in our macaroni and cheese, pretzels, crackers and cookies. Durum wheat is a specific variety that we use to make the pasta for our macaroni and cheese. Much of this wheat is grown by farmers in the American Northern Plains where the climate and …

Become a FoodCorps Service Member

Interested in becoming a FoodCorps Service Member? Learn more here. 

People Say the Darndest Things While Working in School Gardens

Last year, as a FoodCorps service member, I often had this moment after serving in a school garden when I would think, “kids say the darndest things while working in school gardens.”
This often came after a kid said something like: “This soil smells like …

Saving Seed

After moving to Maine over a year ago for FoodCorps, I frequently found myself thinking: “People here know how to live, and they know how to live darn well.” I kept telling myself that if the apocalypse ever does come, let it come the third week of September and let …