Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Program
Thursday - November 1, 2012
Monthly Mini Grants for Funding or Equipment available from Oregon Dairy Council
Wednesday - September 12, 2012
KATU Healthier School Lunches Segment
Thursday - August 2, 2012
Healthy Breakfast for Kids Grant opportunity for School Nutrition Programs
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Welcome to the online home of Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Program. Use this site to learn more about starting and sustaining farm to school and school garden programs in Oregon.
Why Farm to School and School Garden programs? These programs connect schools with local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing health and nutrition education opportunities that will last a lifetime, and supporting local small farmers (from farmtoschool.org). How do school gardens fit in? School gardens are outdoor classrooms where children explore nature and grow their own food. Gardens provide an opportunity to integrate lessons in science, math, reading, environmental studies, nutrition, and health. Children who grow fruits and vegetables are more likely to eat those fruits and vegetables.
Enter Farm to School and School Garden pages below. (
A lot has been updated this Winter!)
Farm to School
House Bill 2800 Grant Recipients Press Release
KATU Edible Portland
Click here to see AM NorthWest segments having to do with local food in our schools
Farm to School and School Garden Survey Results
/Updated Dec. 2012**
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NEW Harvest for Schools Materials
Map & list of all school gardens in the State with contact information
is now complete,
but a work in progress.
If you need to change information on it, please email Rick at the contact info below. SEE SCHOOL GARDEN BOX above
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. For more information, please visit:
Also, to see the F2SSGN goals, click
These are the same goals that Oregon Department of Education Farm to School have, as we have been involved in the process of drafting them.
Farm to School and School Garden Grant Program
House Bill 2649
This grant directs the Oregon Department of Education to award to Oregon school districts for reimbursement of costs incurred in purchasing Oregon food products that meet certain criteria and for funding food-based, agriculture-based and garden-based educational activities.
NOTE: This is a TWO-YEAR grant period, from August 14, 2013 to May 30, 2015.
Also, The 2013 budget allocation has not been signed into law yet as of the May 2013 release of this RFA. This grant is contingent on legislative allocation of funding.The Grant materials may be revised, check back. Will have revision date listed on each document
Farm to School/School Garden Grant RFA
**START HERE-READ THIS FIRST**
Shown is an example, please clear and show your own justification
Farm to School/School Garden Grant
WEBINAR:Will take place on June 27, 2013.
Register for it here at any time;
Click here to register
Access Webinar on June 27, 2013 at 1:00 pm
NOTE: when you click on the link it will say it starts at 12:00 noon, it really does start at 1:00 pm!
Audio conference information:
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4493
Access code:923 450 668
If you missed the Webinar, it will be posted HERE soon after, with questions from the event and updated as more questions come in
Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQ) as of 5/23/13
Program Development Guide
Reimbursement Worksheet Example
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Child Nutrition Program - Nutrition Specialist
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