Oregon Department of Education

Farm to School Resources


Oregon Farm to School & School Garden Network Resource People List PDF Document  Updated October 11, 2016 *NEW* with pictures!

Oregon Farm to School & School Garden Network (F2SSGN) actively supports farm to school initiatives and policy action, and includes state agencies, food service directors, farmers, teachers, parents, school gardeners and community-based organizations. We meet at least once a year.   Also, to see the F2SSGN goals, click HERE  Word Document

Measuring our Impact study outcomes MS-Word: A project led by ECOTRUST to measure the farm to school impact in Oregon.

National Farm to School Network Monthly Update   Includes up-to-date JOB OPPORTUNITIES, GRANT INFO & MORE!
New format: click here to go to the current National Farm to School Network update page.
  • *NEW* October 28, 2016PDF Document
  • October 5, 2016PDF Document
  • September 21, 2016PDF Document
  • September 16, 2016PDF Document
  • September 2, 2016PDF Document
  • August 16, 2016PDF Document

  • We get questions about FoodCorps from time to time. What is this organization, and how can my site become a service site? See here for two resources that will help you learn more about this program:
  • FoodCorps Oregon Factsheet PDF
  • FoodCorps Oregon Service Site Info PDF
  • BOOK LIST Excel Spreadsheet: 400 titles! Children's books dealing with fruits, vegetables & gardening! Updated 8/25/2014

    Growing School Gardens" TERRIFIC resource for school gardens. See archived webinars such as "school gardens vs. summer vacation" and "winter planning for the spring school garden"  External Link

    Oregon State University Extension Master Gardeners: A list of Extension offices for each County in Oregon. A great place to start to get technical questions about gardening answered in your area
    Denver has a unique Youth Farmer's Market program at their schools where students learn how to grow, harvest, and sell their produce to the public. Check out their Farmer's Market Handbook HERE PDF.


  • Rick Sherman's presentation at the National Children & Youth Garden Symposium July 2014"Implementing a School Garden Food Safety System PDF"
  • Rick's presentation at the NCYGS July 2014 "Top 10 roadblocks for School Gardens & Their Solutions PDF"
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    • Rick Sherman Email    (503) 947-5863
      Child Nutrition Programs - Farm to School Specialist

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