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Farm to school is taking place in all 50 states, D.C. and U.S. Territories! Select a location from the list below to learn more or contact a Core Partner. 

National Farm to School Network

District of Columbia

District of Columbia Profile

With more than 103 schools with gardens throughout the city, 5 cents extra per meal available for local foods served in the cafeteria, and a network of educators sharing best practices on food education, farm to school is thriving in the nation's capital. A strong group of stakeholders in the classroom, cafeteria, farm and garden are leading the charge in connecting kids to their food sources. DC Greens, a co-partner for the DC Farm to School Network, provides teacher trainings and resources for food literacy cultivation. Under guidance of the Healthy Schools Act of 2010, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education's Farm to School Program, co-partner for the DC Farm to School Network, provides support and technical assistance to schools and community based organizations on implementing local foods in school meals, food system education and getting students out to visit local farms. Through experiential education — such as school gardens, chef demonstrations and farm visits —students form a lasting understanding of and appreciation for healthy foods and their origins.
Lea Howe

Lea Howe

District of Columbia Co-Lead

Farm to School Director

DC Greens

P: 202-601-9200

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Erica Walther

Erica Walther

District of Columbia Co-Lead

Farm to School Specialist

Office of the State Superintendent Education

P: 202-442-8940

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