As many of us know, October is National Farm to School Month — a time for lifting up Farm to School stories from around the nation, celebrating how far we’ve come over the past decade in linking family farms and school gardens to school classrooms and cafeterias, and looking to the future for how we’ll continue to grow this movement.
We’ve got some great things to share from around the state and on the national level to highlight the success of Farm to School Month 2014. Check them out below!
Guest author Shana Wright, Harvest of the Month Project Manager at UCSD
Harvest of the Month (HOTM) is one of the most well-known and utilized strategies in the Farm to School Movement. Read through this account from Shana Wright, HOTM Project Manager at UC San Diego, to hear how San Diego is deepening the impact of the program with an exciting pilot project!
It isn’t often there is a true connection between the cafeteria and the classroom.
However, the Harvest of the Month in the Classroom program strives to do just that. Through connecting what students learn in the classroom to what they are eating in the cafeteria, that much needed connection is formed.