As we continue to gather stories from friends and partners in Farm to School around the state, we would love to know more about what brings you to the California Farm to School Network. What information, connections, or otherwise would be helpful to you?
Let us know in the survey below. We’ll link to this in the next issue of our monthly newsletter as well. (If you missed our April newsletter, you can view it right here.)
We had a great time last week presenting a webinar on how Oakland Unified School District put together its robust Farm to School program by dreaming big and following through on some important projects. Even better news is that if you missed the webinar, you can still view it!
One of the major reasons we organized as a statewide network to share powerful and interesting stories, methods, and best practices that can inspire you to take your Farm to School work to new heights.
One of the ways we’ll do this sharing is through a series of engaging webinars that highlight the best of the best in Farm to School around the state–the “cream of the crop,” so to speak!
We are so pleased to offer our first of these webinars on April 1st, 2014, at 11am. We’ll be sharing the story of Oakland Unified School District and we know that you’ll learn a lot from this great case study.
We absolutely loved all of the amazing submissions you sent us for our School Lunch Photo Contest! We received so many beautiful photos, each one with a note about what made the meal special, and how it represented the great Farm to School work being done at each school.
It was so hard to pick just one to win the contest–see for yourself as you click through this album below:
If you haven’t yet marked your calendar, USDA is accepting applications for their annual Farm to School Grant program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015!
Final applications are due at 9pm Pacific on April 30th, 2014, which makes March and April a busy time for Farm to School advocates. Many of you are seeking information and insight about how to obtain one of these highly valuable and extremely competitive grants. Read below for tips on how to fully take advantage of this opportunity!
Does your school cafeteria practice scratch cooking? Does a local farmer provide the freshest broccoli to your students? Do fresh greens from the school garden end up in a healthy lunch salad? The California Farm to School Network is holding a contest to celebrate the school lunch trays throughout the state that feature the great ways that California is leading the way in providing good food to students from preschool through high school.