Regional Leads: Kevin Hesser, Calaveras Unified and Gardens to Grow In, firstname.lastname@example.org | Wendy West, UC Cooperative Extension, email@example.com
About Kevin and Gardens to Grow In
Kevin Hesser is a school teacher and garden coordinator in Calaveras Unified School District. In 2010, Kevin, his wife Autumn, and Odile Morrison co-founded Gardens to Grow In, a 501(c)3 non-profit that supports and promotes healthy and sustainable lifestyles in Calaveras County schools and communities by teaching children and families how to grow and prepare healthy food through school and community garden based programs.
As a regional lead for the California Farm to School Network, Kevin hopes to help connect the dots between all of the amazing Farm to School work currently being done throughout the Mother Lode, learn from others, and help expand these programs.
Visit the Mother Lode Farm to School Network website to stay up to date on regional gatherings and other events.
Key publications and resources published
- MLFSN Mission, Goals and Overview
- UC Cooperative Extension Central Sierra – tons of information for growers, educators, and community members interested in local agriculture and home gardening, including many events and trainings.
How to get involved
Sign up to join the Mother Lode Farm to School Network, a subgroup of the CA Farm to School Network, here on this form.
You can also view and sign up for the brand new Mother Lode Farm to School Newsletter here!
Farm to School resources in the region
Other local food initiatives in the region