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Farm to School & Early Ed Resources

Growing Minds Preschool Toolkit


“All of our farm to preschool resources are compiled into our new Farm to Preschool Toolkit. The toolkit contains all of our preK lesson plans, “This Week in the Garden” activity guides, and “Farm to School Goes Home” weekly newsletters. 702 more words

Early Childhood Education

State education grants will grow agriculture, garden programs at Bethel, South Lane school districts

Two Lane County school districts soon will receive some serious cash from the state Department of Education for agriculture-­based and garden-based education activities.

The Bethel School District has been awarded $65,951 to strengthen and expand its existing farm-to-school program and to provide year-round learning opportunities at the Bethel Farm, located between Kalapuya and Prairie Mountain schools in west Eugene. 15 more words

The Register-Guard

Portland-area schools win nearly $500,000 for school gardens, farm connections

Nine programs have won a collective $480,000 to bring farm experiences, edible gardens and culturally relevant cooking lessons to nearly 5,000 students in about 20 schools in or near Portland next school year. 12 more words

The Oregonian

Oregon Department of Education awards $982,000 in grants

The Oregon Department of Education has awarded 22 competitive grants for food, agriculture and garden-based education activities totaling $982,000. The Farm to School and School Garden grants will provide more than 116,000 hours of farm to school educational programming. 11 more words

Dept. Of Education

PPS Harvest of the Month Program

Last school year in May, PPS piloted a Harvest of the Month Program in school cafeterias to increase student awareness of seasonal produce, link garden education to the lunchroom, educate students about the nutritional value of harvest of the month, nudge students towards healthier choices in the lunchroom, and expose students to new, healthy recipes through school meals. 187 more words

Child Nutrition

Sampling Flavors of Snoqualmie Valley on Taste Washington Day

Taste Washington Day started seven years ago as a way for schools to work with local farmers to bring students a great meal made with locally grown ingredients. 380 more words