Adapting Vermont FEED's Farm to School Institute Model for the Early Childhood Audience

National Farm to School Network
October 31, 2023

Vermont FEED's Farm to School Institute is a proven model for developing robust and sustainable farm to school programs nationwide. The model's success lies in its ability to engage whole-school teams in building shared leadership and capacity to implement farm to school initiatives by connecting the dots between what happens in classrooms, cafeterias, and communities. The Farm to School Institute is designed to be adaptable, and the model is being replicated in states across the country, with a growing interest in adapting the institute to serve Farm to Early Childhood audiences. This guide provides recommended approaches, strategies, and considerations for states when planning and implementing a Farm to Early Childhood Institute.

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