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  • soil amendments & soil productivity

    Efforts to make Georgia soil more productive may be curtailed by confusion over what a soil amendment is. A soil amendment, sometimes referred to as soil conditioner, is anything put into soil to make it better suited for growing. A soil amendment is chosen based on characteristics of the soil…

  • Get involved: House Study committee on literacy instruction

    HR 650 has created the House Study Committee Literacy Instruction. This grew, in part, out of Science for Georgia’s 2021 Education and Workforce speaker series, attended by education experts, business leaders, and policymakers, including Lt Gov. Duncan. That was followed by a roundtable that Rep Gambill and Rep Evans, two of…

  • April was astounding

    After the hustle and bustle of March – we took some time to rest and reflect in April. But Science for Georgia still maintained April awesomeness. We had Science Trivia Night at Monday Night Garage. Lots of things were learned. Lots of fun was had. The winners received VIP tickets…

  • How to bring a positive approach to conversations about food

    By Ariel Armstrong Food insecurity is an issue for millions of Americans. Food, and what we eat, are wrapped in many layers of social, cultural, and societal contexts. It is important that we continue the conversation around food insecurity. It is equally important that we be positive and thoughtful in…

  • Ga Dept. of Agriculture

    Science for Georgia has been working with several folks including, Senator Harold Jones (D-Augusta) and Kwabena Nkromo. On Jan 18th we met GA’s Commissioner of Agriculture, Gary Black. Commissioner Black is very interested in improving food security. We discussed what Sen Jones’s study committee and what Science for Georgia’s roundtable…

  • March was Magnificent

    (it also made us very tired…) Every year we know March is going to be tiring, and no matter how much we prep and plan, it is still very tiring. But we did some amazing things and we are proud of all of them. And we are grateful for everyone…

  • Open Letter About Proposed Plastic-to-Fuel Plant in Macon, GA

    Science for Georgia, Georgia Clinicians for Climate Action, and Environment Georgia have drafted the below letter raising our concerns about the plastics-to-fuel (i.e., plastics incineration) industry’s expansion in Georgia and calling on decision makers to consider these facilities’ negative impacts on our environment and our health as they review proposals…

  • Food Security Community Capacity Building

    Right now, food security assistance is a patchwork that extends between the Departments of Agriculture, Human Services, Family Care and Services, and Education. It also includes community, public, and private aid. This network means Georgians do not starve, but it has not worked at removing the underlying causes of food…

  • February was Fantastic

    OMG! A lot happened in February. Science for Georgia provided commentary to the Georgia General Assembly on four bills. One bill that follows the science –  HR 650 that would establish a study committee on Literacy Instruction. A direct result of our Education and Workforce Speaker Series and Roundtable. And…

  • HR 650: Evidence Based Literacy Study Committee

    A year ago, Sci4Ga’s intern, Paige, wanted to make sure all kids could read. And that launched a search for evidence-based best-practices and inflection points. The connections we made and things we learned led us to host an Education and Workforce speaker series, attended by education experts, business leaders, and…