Georgia Magazine - July 2017 - 9

Summer Food Service Program fills in the gaps

Learn about
what's next in
gardening

G

eorgia's heat and humidity can be
tough on flowers. To see what varieties of annuals and perennials
grow best in the Southeast, visitors
can get an in-depth look at the University of Georgia's (UGA) Trial Gardens in full bloom at its 35th annual
public open house in Athens on July
15. The event runs from 9 a.m. until
noon.
John Ruter, UGA horticulture
professor and director of the Trial
Gardens, will lead tours and sign his
latest book, "Landscaping with Conifers and Gingko for the Southeast,"
plus vendors will sell herbal teas
and garden-related products. Student
gardeners and volunteers also will
be available to answer questions
about container gardening, design
and more.
Begun in 1982 by horticulture
professors Allan Armitage and Michael Dirr, along with a group of
students, the Trial Gardens today receive plants and seeds from all over
the world for testing. Plant research,
teaching and crop introduction and
evaluation remain at the heart of the
garden's mission.
A $5 cash or check donation is
requested at the gate. For more information, visit ugatrial.hort.uga.edu or
email trial-gardens@uga.edu.
July 2017

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JENNIFER HEWETT

M

ore than 60 percent of children
in Georgia qualify for free or
reduced-price meals during
the school year. But when summer
comes around, many families are left
wondering where to find their next
well-balanced meal.
That's where the Summer Food
Service Program (SFSP)
comes in. A program of
the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, the SFSP is
administered in Georgia
by Bright from the Start:
Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) and
provides millions of free, nutritious
meals to children 18 and younger
(and some eligible adults).
"The SFSP is a critical summer
resource for children when school
is out of session. This program helps
fill the gap and ensures children
have access to free, healthy meals so

they can continue to play, learn, and
grow," says DECAL Nutrition Services
Director Falita Flowers.
Parents and children can find
meal sites by visiting decal.ga.gov/
Nutrition/Search.aspx, calling (855)
550-7377 or texting FOODGA to 877877.

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