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Midwest Great Apple Crunch

by Center for Rural Affairs | 22-Aug-2015

Join students of all ages, from preschool to college, along with individuals across the Midwest Region states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma in celebrating National Farm to School Month by crunching into locally and regionally grown apples at NOON on Thursday, October 22, 2015.

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Procuring Local Foods for Child Nutrition Programs

by USDA | 18-Aug-2015

The guide covers procurement basics, defining local, where to find local products, and the variety of ways schools can purchase locally in accordance with regulations. This revision incorporates information about micro-purchases, buying local foods for child care and summer meal programs and more real-world examples. Check out the new guide for sample solicitation language, detailed geographic preference examples and helpful resources.

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2014-2015 Minneapolis Publc School School Garden Summary

by Minneapolis Public Schools | 4-Aug-2015

In 2014, Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) Culinary and Nutrition Services and Youth Farm partnered to conduct a School Garden Survey with all Minneapolis Public Schools. This survey helped identify the current landscape of school gardens in the district and the areas that need the most support. This summary provides some of the major findings from the 2014 MPS School Garden Survey, including data, quotes, summaries, and photos from several school gardens in the district.

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Green Teacher Newtwork Charlotte

by Green Teacher Network Charlotte | 31-Jul-2015

Green Teacher Network works to advance academics, health and sustainability through school gardens and outdoor learning. GTN serves as the central resource for school gardens and outdoor learning through sharing best practices, responding to the needs of teachers, developing programs and communicating other gardening resources through its website, newsletter, blogs and social media.

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Seeding the Movement: Materials for starting your own farm to preschool mini-grant program

by Ecotrust | 30-Jul-2015

Providing seed funding and technical assistance to early care and education can jump-start farm to preschool in any region. Based on Ecotrust’s 2014 mini-grant program, this toolkit contains a collection of adaptable Word templates for developing a mini-grant application, selecting grantees, establishing a peer-to-peer network among grantees, and conducting evaluation and reporting.

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WSDA Farm to Preschool

by Washington State Department of Agriculture | 19-Jul-2015

Resources for farm to preschool in Washington state. Includes links to curriculum, activities to engage families, health and safety for gardens, and recipes adapted for child care settings with accompanying education and nutrition info (Washington Grown Food Kit).

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Cultivating Joy and Wonder: Educating for Sustainability in Early Childhood Through Nature, Food, and Community

by Shelburne Farms | 17-Jul-2015

Engaging activities, essays, and resources that encourage children to explore and engage in the world around them. The book is the fruit of Shelburne Farms' years of experience in early childhood education and sustainability, both on the Farm and with partners at the Sustainability Academy and King Street Center in Burlington, Vermont.

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Child Nutrition Programs and Traditional Foods

by USDA Farm to School | 16-Jul-2015

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) understands the importance of serving traditional foods and encourages Indian Tribal Organizations, along with all operators of CNPs, to source locally grown and raised foods. The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify that traditional foods may be served in CNPs and to provide examples of how several traditional foods may contribute towards a reimbursable meal.

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Feeding Ourselves

by Echo Hawk Consulting | 01-Jul-2015

A comprehensive report on the state of food access in Native American communities and the resulting health disparities in Native Americans. The report examines success stories from grassroots programs in tribal communities that inspire and educate. The report suggests specific pathways for tribes, the federal government, and philanthropists to empower Native people to solve these difficult problems.

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