WE BELIEVE — IN FOOD AS MEDICINE

WE BELIEVE — IN FOOD AS MEDICINE

Jan 30, 2018Front Page - What We Do

Augusta Locally Grown joins hands with multiple partners to promote wholesome, unprocessed, locally grown ingredients as keys to wellness. Perhaps our most well-known initiative is the Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program, created and funded in partnership Wholesome Wave Georgia.  This remarkable program enrolls 40 adults each year, while also helping to sustain local farmers. Harrisburg Family Healthcare acts as host to the clinical side of this program; cooking classes are taught at Icebox Urban Farm. We are grateful to all the volunteers who help make this possible, including students and faculty from Augusta University’s Medical College of Georgia and Dietetic Graduate Program, as well as professionals from the Augusta District Dietetic Association.

The simple notion of “Food as Medicine” continues to prove itself a effective force for good throughout the Augusta community.  We look forward to more Food as Medicine partnerships in the upcoming years.