Farm to school enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and early care and education settings. Students gain access to healthy, local foods as well as education opportunities such as school gardens, cooking lessons and farm field trips.
Farm to school enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and early care and education sites.
October is National Farm to School Month. This Celebration Toolkit includes background information, activity ideas, communications tools, and a list of resources for implementing Farm to School Month celebrations in your community.
School Gardening for SC Educators is a horticulture-based training program designed to help South Carolina educators grow successful school gardens to address childhood obesity and improve academic outcomes.
Gardens can be used to create context and for teaching/applying concepts and skills across all subjects. Project Learning Garden provides numerous lesson activities or “Explorations” for Early Childhood through 8th Grade.
This digital cookbook is filled with simple and accessible recipes that have all been tested in the classroom. All of the recipes serve a sampling to 20-25 students, and can be created in 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Rodale Institute, the birthplace of the organic movement, has put together this resource “My First Garden,” to help teachers integrate school gardens into their classroom curriculum.
“Got Dirt?”, produced by Wisconsin Division of Public Health, walks you through all the steps to plan and build a school garden, and provides example activities for garden programming.
This Food Safety Garden manual was created by FamilyFarmed.org for the Chicago Pubic School system and covers every element of food safety for all stakeholder involved in the school garden, from students to school food service.
This toolkit from New Jersey Farm to School provides farm to school activity ideas and suggestions for inside and outside the Classroom.