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SWGAP hosts ‘Our Farmers Our Food’

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Albany -The Southwest Georgia Project, Inc. (SWGAP) is pleased to host “Our Farmers Our Food” Farm to School program with Lake Park Elementary at 11:00 a.m. This program will allow Lake Park Students to have up close conversations with SWGAP’s Farm to School Farmers on the importance of eating fresh and eating local. Additionally, the children of Lake Park Elementary will have plated fresh collard greens grown from their very own garden. Dougherty County Nutrition Services along with partners Phoebe, The UGA County Extension Office and SWGAP planted five school gardens this year to give students hands on experience in science and math through gardening while teaching healthy habits. The Dougherty County Nutrition Director Mr. Blaine Allen takes healthy eating seriously, and we are proud to be a strong partner.

SWGAP’s Farm to School is a program that connects small farmers to our students by helping farmers to supply fresh produce. SWGAP works to train farmers on how to properly grow quality products and aids them in getting markets they have historically been left out of . Recently, Dougherty County Schools and Sumter County Schools purchased local Romaine Lettuce. For more information on our program, please contact our office at 229.430.9870

Southwest Georgia Project Inc., is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit dedicated to empowering communities through community and economic development . Those interested in finding out additional information on our upcoming trainings or programs please call 229-430-9870.

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