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Webinar Recording: Racial Equity in Food Systems Work: Beginning the Journey

MSU Center for Regional Food Systems
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June 27, 2018

This webinar is intended to inspire Extension educators who want to make racial equity a more intentional part of their work ��� and an introduction to resources and tools to help do so. Shorlette Ammons of North Carolina���s Center for Environmental Farming Systems introduces webinar participants to tools and language used in racial equity training. This webinar gives an introduction to greater conversations and work surrounding racial equity and food access. This webinar was hosted by the eXtension working group on Undoing Inequality in the Food System which is part of the eXtension Community, Local and Regional Community of Practice, and the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems.

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Engage Families with Farm to ECE

Community Groundworks
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June 27, 2018

Community Groundworks developed this fact sheet to help early care and education sites promote family engagement and partnership through farm to early care and education activities.

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WEBINAR ARCHIVE: Fundraising for Farm to School

National Farm to School Network
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June 19, 2018

This webinar recording shares different opportunities and avenues to fundraise for farm to school activities at any level. Information is shared about the FarmRaiser fundraising platform, planning for the USDA Farm to School Grant Program application, and fundraising support available from the National Farm to School Network.

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State Policy Development for Oregon’s Farm to School Grant Program: Successes and Lessons Learned

RTI International & National Farm to School Network
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June 4, 2018

The purpose of this technical report is to describe Oregon���s legislative process with regard to farm to school and identify Oregon���s farm to school state policy design attributes that have successfully leveraged limited state resources to improve farm to school participation among school districts.

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WEBINAR ARCHIVE: Farm to ECE Webinar - Family Engagement Through Farm to Early Care and Education

National Farm to School Network
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April 13, 2018

In this webinar, the National Farm to School Network, the Farm to Family Project, and Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness share innovative programs that are leveraging farm to ECE as a key to family engagement and, in doing so, increasing healthy food access, healthy behaviors, and healthy relationships for children, families and communities.

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Georgia Farm to Early Care and Education Coalition Overview and Strategy

Georgia Department of Public Health, Georgia Shape, and Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
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April 9, 2018

The purpose of the Georgia Farm to Early Care and Education Overview and Strategy report is to provide a: General overview of Farm to Early Care and Education national and state goals and status Review of the Spectrum of Opportunities for Georgia Farm to Early Care and Education Three-year strategy for the Georgia Farm to Early Care and Education Coalition

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Comenzar Con De La Finca A La Escuela

National Farm to School Network
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March 6, 2018

De la Finca a la Escuela ofrece m??ltiples estrategias para mejorar la salud de los ni?�os y las comunidades. Esta lista ofrece algunos primeros pasos sencillos para desarrollar un programa. [Resource in Spanish]

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Comenzar Y Mantener Un Huerto Escolar

National Farm to School Network
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March 6, 2018

Los huertos escolares son una parte integral de los programas De la Finca a la Escuela y ofrecen una multitud de oportunidades educativas. Esta lista ofrece algunos primeros pasos sencillos para desarrollar un huerto escolar. [Resource in Spanish]

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Multicultral Collection of Farm to ECE Books

The Food Trust
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February 28, 2018

In honor of Multicultural Children���s Book Day, The Food Trust released this list of over a hundred books with farm to ECE themes that feature characters from Black, Latinx, Middle Eastern/Arab, First/Native Nations, Asian, and multiracial backgrounds.

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My First Garden

Rodale Institute
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February 12, 2018

Rodale Institute, the birthplace of the organic movement, has put together this resource "My First Garden," to help teachers integrate school gardens into their classroom curriculum. This curriculum is designed for preschool or kindergarten children, but could be adapted to suit early elementary school needs.

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Montana Crunch Time

Montana State University
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February 12, 2018

Montana Crunch Time is an annual statewide event to celebrate National Food Day and National Farm to School Month in Montana by crunching into locally and regionally grown apples on a designated day. Download the Montana Crunch Time Guide and other resources annually.

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Montana Harvest of the Month

Montana State University
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February 12, 2018

The Montana Harvest of the Month program showcases Montana grown foods in Montana schools and communities. Each month, participating sites promoting one Montana grown or raised items by serving it in a meal, offering taste tests to students, and doing educational lessons and activities.

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Gardening at Home with Kids

HomeAdvisor
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February 12, 2018

If you like digging in the dirt, you might enjoy gardening, too. Growing a garden with your kids will help you learn about plants. You might grow flowers or vegetables in your yard or inside your home in containers. As you work to take care of your plants, you will need to make sure they get water and sun to grow.

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WEBINAR ARCHIVE: Leveraging State Farm to School Networks to Affect Legislation

National Farm to School Network
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January 18, 2018

In this webinar learn from the National Farm to School Network and Natalie McKinney, Executive Director of the K?�kua Hawai��i Foundation and NFSN Hawai���i Core Partner, about the importance of advocacy and education with policy decision makers, and take away tips and tools for jumpstarting advocacy efforts in your own community.

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National Farm to School Network Theory of Change

National Farm to School Network
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January 1, 2018

The National Farm to School Networks Theory of Change is grounded in our organizational Core Values, which reflect the spirit of inclusivity and collaboration with which NFSN was established, and embody the integration of equity, justice, mutual trust and respect in all elements of our work.

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NFSN in Action Reports

National Farm to School Network
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January 1, 2018

These reports showcase farm to school connections made, policies advanced and successes from across the country as reported by National Farm to School Network Core and Supporting Partners and staff.

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Question Keeper Database

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Local Foods
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January 1, 2018

The Question Keeper Database is a database of survey questions that allows you to build your own evaluation questionnaire. The Question Keeper recently expanded farm to school/early care and education content and is easily searchable by content areas and target audience.

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Project Learning Garden Lessons

Captain Planet Foundation
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January 1, 2018

Project Learning Garden provides numerous lesson activities or Explorations (organized thematically in Collections) for every grade level Early Childhood through 8th Grade.

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QAQAMIIGUX: Head Start Traditional Foods Preschool Curriculum

Aleutian Pribilof Island Association
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January 1, 2018

Qaqamiigux: Head Start Traditional Foods Preschool Curriculum provides a series of lessons and activities that preschool teachers can use to teach the nutritional value of the local, traditional foods in the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands Region. The aim is to provide culturally-relevant nutrition curriculum specific to the foods in the region.

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State Farm to School Legislative Survey: 2002-2017

National Farm to School Network
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November 13, 2017

The State Farm to School Legislative Survey provides a summary of each farm to school related bill proposed from 2002-2017, whether enacted, defeated or still pending. Also includes case studies, analysis of national trends and other tools for advocates.

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Minnesota School Gardens: A Guide to Gardening and Plant Science

Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom
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November 13, 2017

In addition to instructions for establishing and maintaining a school garden in Minnesota, this guide contains 31 plant���science based lessons that assist in embedding its content into the classroom. All lessons are correlated to core curriculum concepts and Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards in science, social studies, language arts, math and nutrition.

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Georgia Organics: Farm to School Evaluation 2014 - 2016

Georgia Organics
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November 13, 2017

The purpose of this evaluation was to assess the impact of two of Georgia Organics��� core F2S initiatives���the Golden Radish Award and FoodCorps' service���on the development and sustainability of F2S programming in Georgia between 2014-2016, in order to identify areas of program improvement, provide information for stakeholders, and guide operational decisions.

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WEBINAR ARCHIVE: Advocacy in Action: 2017 Farm to School Policy Opportunities

National Farm to School Network
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September 21, 2017

In this webinar, learn about federal legislative activities and state policy efforts that are advancing opportunities for the expansion of farm to school in K-12 and early care education settings nationwide. Presenters share key learnings from recent policy efforts, and discuss advocacy opportunities for getting involved in current initiatives.

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Growing with MO Harvest of the Season

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
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September 13, 2017

Growing with MO Harvest of the Season is a Missouri Farm to preschool program that offers resources and training for all types of early care and education settings. The goal is to educate children and the adults in their lives about the benefits of locally grown fruits and vegetables and help them find ways to eat more of these foods. The program focuses on 14 Missouri grown fruits and vegetables.

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¿Hay Tierra? (Got Dirt?)

Wisconsin Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Program
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September 12, 2017

"Got Dirt?" walks you through all the steps to plan and build a school garden, and provides example activities for garden programming. [Resource in Spanish]

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CACFP Meal Pattern Training Tools

USDA
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September 12, 2017

Implement the new Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) meal pattern with these helpful tools. On October 1, 2017, the new standards that include a greater variety of vegetables, more whole grains, and less added sugars and saturated fat will go into effect. Available in Spanish and English

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Dig In! En Casa / At Home

USDA
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September 12, 2017

Explore a world of possibilities in the garden and on your plate using ten inquiry-based lessons that engage 5th and 6th graders in growing, harvesting, tasting, and learning about fruits and vegetables. More information is also available at Dig In! At Home Parent Booklet and Dig In! Posters.

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Spanish Language School Garden Resources

The Collective School Garden Network
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September 12, 2017

Find documents in Spanish on the following: CA Frost Guide, Garden Tool List, Crop Planning Chart and Planting Guide, Introduction to Annual and Perennial Plants, Outdoor Classroom Management, Basic Garden Bed Types, Harvest Tips, and a Garden Feature Planning Chart.

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Red Internacional de Huertos Escolares

Red Internacional de Huertos Escolares
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September 12, 2017

Nuestra red promueve los huertos educativos y ayuda a que estos programas se fortalezcan, se multipliquen, y se conviertan en espacios de aprendizaje cada vez más nutridos. Esta página es una herramienta para el intercambio de experiencias, recursos e inspiración. ¡Bienvenid@!

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Just Say Yes to Fruit and Vegetables

NYC Health Department
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September 12, 2017

This Farm to Preschool program from the NYC Health Department uses the Just Say Yes to Fruit and Vegetables Stellar Farmers Market curriculum and recipes. The recipes focus on fruits and vegetables that grow in the NYC region. The recipes are available in English and Spanish.

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Getting Started/ Comenzando: A Guide for Starting Farm to School

Life Lab
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September 12, 2017

The Life Lab Science Program distilled their years of world-wide school garden experience into a concise 50-page guide that asks and answers most questions you need to consider for creating an outdoor classroom garden. Items covered include your garden���s purpose; school staff, volunteers, and students; connecting with curriculum; site selection and design; theme gardens; fund-raising; public awareness; and more. Get this guide if you are thinking about starting a garden for your school or program, then move on to The Growing Classroom and Life Lab Science. This publication is available free as a PDF download

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Recetas de Espana

Growing Minds
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September 12, 2017

Estas recetas son aprobados por los padres, los maestros y los nios. Las recetas destacan los ingredientes locales y los ingredientes de temporada y son perfectas para cocinar las comidas memorables y los bocadillos a la casa y en la clase.

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Hay Verduras? (Got Vegetables?)

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September 12, 2017

This garden-based nutrition education curriculum features seven full lesson plans that are aligned with Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Nutrition, Health, Science, and other related subjects. A series of shorter garden-based activities is also included.

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Harvest for Healthy Kids (Spanish Language)

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September 12, 2017

Harvest for Healthy Kids gives you everything you need to inspire children with fresh food grown close to home. Download our free activity kits developed by teachers and childcare providers, and join us in helping a new generation thrive. (Resources available in English and Spanish.)

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Oregon Harvest for Schools Materials

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September 12, 2017

Oregon Harvest for Schools is a campaign to promote Oregon foods in school settings and to families. A variety of resources relating to the Oregon Harvest for Schools program are available here.

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Teaching in Nature's Classroom: Free Digital Download

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September 12, 2017

In Teaching in Nature's Classroom: Core Principles of Garden-Based Education, Nathan Larson shares a philosophy of teaching in the garden. Rooted in years of experience and supported by research, Larson presents fifteen guiding principles of garden-based education. These principles and best practices are illustrated through engaging stories from the field. The book features vivid paintings by mural artist Becky Redelings and connections to the research literature provided by Alex Wells and Sam Dennis of the University of Wisconsin Environmental Design Lab.

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Growing Head Start Success with Farm to Early Care and Education

National Farm to School Network
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August 28, 2017

This resource aims to promote understanding amongst Head Start stakeholders of how farm to ECE supports achievement of Head Start Program Performance Standards and contributes to learning and development benchmarks as outlined in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework.

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Farm to Head Start Harvest of the Month

Lycoming College and STEPS Head Start
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August 8, 2017

This curriculum offers 12 months worth of creative and engaging activities aimed at introducing children to fruits and vegetables through sensory exploration while learning about the health benefits of fresh produce.

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A Roadmap for Farm to Early Care and Education

National Farm to School Network
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June 5, 2017

This resource is intended for use by stakeholders from diverse backgrounds (e.g., food systems, farm to school, policy) to facilitate a shared understanding of the early care and education sector and the natural opportunities to integrate farm to school initiatives into early care and education settings.

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Farm Field Trip Toolkit for Educators

Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Network
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March 1, 2017

This Toolkit is a step-by-step guide for implementing successful farm field trips, with a new focus on tools for educating students about the important role of farmworkers in our food system.

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Iowa Food Hub Meat-to-School Series

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
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March 1, 2017

Farm-to-school programs around the country have wrestled with the challenge of sourcing local meat. This publication series tells the story of the meat-to-school journey in northeast Iowa and what was learned along the way.

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Taste Test Guide

Green Mountain Farm-To-School
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January 3, 2017

This Taste Test Guide has the information, curriculum, and recipes needed for schools and cafeterias to implement monthly Vermont Harvest of the Month taste tests.

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FoodSpan: Teaching the Food System from Farm to Fork

Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future
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January 1, 2017

FoodSpan is a free high school curriculum developed by the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future about food and how it gets from farms to forks. Features include: 17 inquiry-based lesson plans, 2 short films, and 100+ activities and extensions that can serve as homework assignments or group projects.

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Local School Wellness Policy Resources

National Farm to School Network
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October 6, 2016

Local school wellness policies are written documents that guide school districts��� efforts to establish school environments that support healthy eating and physical activity. Check out these resources for ways to get involved in making sure farm to school is included in your school's wellness policies.

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Farm to School Month Bookmark

National Farm to School Network
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September 13, 2016

Downloadable and customizable bookmark to celebrate National Farm to School Month. Two download options are available: 8.5x11 layout for easy printing and a single bookmark template.

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Farm to School Month Posters

National Farm to School Network
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September 7, 2016

Downloadable posters to celebrate National Farm to School Month. Two sizes: 11x8.5 and 11x17. Both sizes also include a customizable version with a blank space to add local event information.

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Introducción A De La Granja Al Pre-Escolar

National Farm to School Network
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July 20, 2016

De la granja al pre-escolar ofrece m??ltiples estrategias para mejorar la salud de los ni?�os y las comunidades. Esta lista ofrece algunos primeros pasos sencillos para desarrollar un programa. [Resource in Spanish]

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Growth of Farm to School in the U.S. (1997-2014) [Graphic]

National Farm to School Network
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June 1, 2016

The farm to school movement began in the late 1990s with a few schools in different states and has grown to more than 42,000 schools (42 percent of U.S. schools) in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. This graphic illustrates the growth in farm to school activities by number of programs and number of states reporting since 1997.

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Funding Farm to School

National Farm to School Network
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May 24, 2016

Whether you are in the planning phase, building phase or expanding the capacity and long-term sustainability of a farm to school program, funding is undoubtedly one of your top priorities. There are a variety of organizations, programs and ideas to help you. This fact sheet covers: government funding (federal, state or county, municipal); foundations (private family, corporate or community); alternative financial services and social impact investors; business sponsorships; and fundraising events (dinners, sales, etc.)

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Getting Started with Farm to School

National Farm to School Network
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May 24, 2016

Farm to school offers multiple strategies to improve the health of children and communities. But getting started can be a daunting endeavor. This list provides some simple first steps to develop a lasting farm to school program in your community.

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Starting and Maintaining a School Garden

National Farm to School Network
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May 24, 2016

This fact sheet offers steps and considerations for starting a school garden, including: collaboration, goals and design, funding, planting, maintaining, supplies, curriculum and benefits.

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Local Procurement for Child Care Centers

National Farm to School Network
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May 12, 2016

This fact sheet offers advice for those looking to institute farm to early care and procurement practices in a child care center setting. It discusses procurement from distributors, farmers' markets, farmers, CSAs, and gardens.

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Local Purchasing for Family Child Care Providers

National Farm to School Network
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May 12, 2016

This fact sheet offers advice for those looking to institute farm to early care and education purchasing practices in a family child care setting. It discusses purchasing from farmers' markets, grocery stores, food co-ops, CSAs and gardens.

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Survey Results: Farm to School in Early Childhood

National Farm to School Network
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April 13, 2016

In 2015, the National Farm to School Network surveyed early care and education providers across the country to better understand current initiatives, motivations and challenges in applying farm to school activities in early care and education settings.

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Getting Started with Farm to Early Care and Education

National Farm to School Network
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February 2, 2016

This fact sheet offers steps for instituting farm to early care and education practices in early care and education settings (preschools, Head Start, center-based, programs in K-12 school districts, and family child care programs). It also discusses differences between school districts and early care settings.

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WEBINAR ARCHIVE: Farm to School 101 - October 2015

National Farm to School Network
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October 13, 2015

In celebration of National Farm to School Month, the National Farm to School Network hosted a webinar introduction to the farm to school movement. Learn about the three core elements of farm to school - procurement, education and school gardens - and how the movement is working to connect 23.5 million children to local food in schools all over the country.

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WEBINAR ARCHIVE: Making change: How you can support farm to school policy this spring

National Farm to School Network
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March 10, 2015

MARCH 10, 2015 Although the Child Nutrition Act (known as CNR) isn't set to expire until September 30, the action in D.C. is happening now, and we need your help. Learn how farm to school legislation is progressing as part of CNR and what you can do to help make sure farm to school gets the support it needs from Congress! Actions that anyone can take to join the effort and become an effective advocate for farm to school will be discussed.

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WEBINAR ARCHIVE:Telling your story: Share your success with media, the community and funders

National Farm to School Network
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February 10, 2015

Your school garden is growing, your lunch line is local, and your community's health and economy are improving thanks to farm to school. But if you don't learn how to tell your story in a concise, compelling way, interest in your program could stagnate. Maintain momentum for farm to school within your community through media relations, funder outreach and community partners with persuasive success stories. The National Farm to School Network's communications staff, Chelsey Simpson and Stacey Malstrom, will offer simple best-practices and easy tips for sharing your story and finding your audience. The 20-minute presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

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