-The Farm-to-Table Program at Rappahannock County Public Schools
The mission of the Rappahannock County Public Schools Farm to Table Program is to cultivate students who are good stewards of the earth and productive community members through classroom study of horticulture, cultivation of school gardens, and hands-on experiences at local family farms.
The Farm-to-Table Program helps to reinforce the ethic of preservation and transmit the art and science of agriculture through classroom study and hands-on experiences, including:
-Creating and maintaining edible and ornamental gardens around school property
-Learning about plant propagation
-Enhancing the beauty of the school grounds and creating a welcoming atmosphere to encourage learning
-Visiting local farms and exploring the business side of agriculture through work study programs
-Studying compost and soil science
-Learning about Rappahannock's agrarian roots and commitment to the preservation of agricultural lands and activities
-Serving the community by growing fresh produce for those in need, for nonprofit events, and for the school community itself
-Sponsoring "Seasonal and Local Foods" tastings in both school cafeterias to expose all students to food that is healthy, grown locally, and tastes delicious!
Trista Scheuerlein, Farm-to-Table Program Director
PO Box 448
Washington, VA 22747