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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 and 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 in the garden, in the cafeteria, and at home.
What is Oregon’s Farm to School and School Garden Program?
Oregon has "Farm to School" (and School Garden) programs in two state agencies: Agriculture and Education. This site provides links to many of the state efforts, from television ads to a grant program for school districts, and also provides links to other resources and contacts in Oregon.
School Garden Map
School Garden Food Safety
School Garden Regional Hubs
(under construction) 7/3/14
Farm to School
Getting Local Food into the Cafeteria
Oregon Harvest for Schools
FREE posters & educational materials
Oregon Farm to Preschool
KATU Edible Oregon
AKA "Celebrate Oregon Agriculture"
Farm to School
& Funding Opportunities
Meetings & Trainings
Oregon F2S Showcase
Child Nutrition Program - Nutrition Specialist
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