ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A new non-profit in Albany is focusing on increasing access to locally grown produce.
Flint River Fresh has created programs that it said are designed to reach people where they already are with pop-up farm stands and something they call the "Fresh Box" that is a farm-to-table delivery program.
The organization is also working inside 13 elementary schools in Dougherty County to use school gardens as a teaching tool for students.
"In Dougherty County, we have 13 elementary schools with school gardens. We want to take those gardens and turn them into an opportunity to teach healthy living, healthy eating habits as well as entrepreneurship, and to be able to give the kids a practical application of those math and science skills," said Flint River Fresh Executive Director Frednando Jackson.
While the non-profit is based in Albany, Jackson said that the organization works across the Flint River Basin in an attempt to make farm fresh produce more widely available.