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Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Program

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.

Join us to Kick off Oregon's 500th School Garden on March 14th in Molalla! See FLYER for details!

Farm to School Page

School Gardens Page

Oregon Harvest for Schools Page

Annual Meeting & School Garden Summit

Oregon Farm to Preschool Page

KATU Edible Oregon

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: HERE.   Also, to see the F2SSGN goals, click HERE  Word Document   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.

Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Grant Program
House Bill 2649
The Awardees have been selected!
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.

Official Grant Award Press Release
Highlights and Innovations from Awarded School Districts PDF

Resources for Grant Awardees

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Join our listserv, farmschoolgarden-- receive e-mail alerts from the Oregon program, post questions and respond to questions You can subscribe to the list at: http://listsmart.osl.state.or.us/mailman/listinfo/farmschoolgarden


  • Rick Sherman Email    (503) 947-5863
    Child Nutrition Program - Nutrition Specialist

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