FARM SCHOOL
FARMS
TO
SCHOOLS




FARM SCHOOLS IN USA

NATIONAL FARM TO SCHOOL NETWORK

THE FARM SCHOOL

FARMS IN SCHOOLS

FARM TO SCHOOL LINKS



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SECTION 1



FARMING
SCHOOLS
AND
COLLEGES
IN
THE
U.S.




Farmers raise livestock and grow crops,
often for commercial public consumption.
Farmers understand how to operate machinery
and manage other aspects of the farm,
including the economics of their products
and employing workers.



Farming Schools and Colleges in the U.S.
http://education-portal.com/farming_schools.html



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SECTION 2



NATIONAL
FARM
TO
SCHOOL
NETWORK




Farm to School is broadly defined as a program
that connects schools (K-12) and local farms
with the objectives of serving healthy meals in
school cafeterias, improving student nutrition,
providing agriculture, health and nutrition
education opportunities, and supporting local
and regional farmers.

Since each Farm to School program is shaped by
its unique community and region, the National
Farm to School Network does not prescribe or
impose a list of practices or products for the
Farm to School approach.

The National Farm to School Network supports the
work of local Farm to School programs all over
the country by providing free training and
technical assistance, information services,
networking, and support for policy, media and
marketing activities.



National Farm to School Network
http://www.farmtoschool.org/



NATIONAL
FARM
TO
SCHOOL
NETWORK
RESOURCES




Funding Opportunities
http://www.farmtoschool.org/fundingopps.php

How to Start a Program
http://www.farmtoschool.org/howtostart.php

Involved Groups & Orgs
http://www.farmtoschool.org/links.php

Newsletter
http://www.farmtoschool.org/newsletter.php

Publications
http://www.farmtoschool.org/publications.php

Tides Center
http://www.tides.org/



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SECTION 3



THE
FARM
SCHOOL




Adult students come to The Farm School for
a year - from October through the following
September - to learn to farm.

Throughout the year, every day and every way,
students farm. Growing food for a 175 member
CSA, a vibrant Farmers' Market and a 50 member
meat CSA and managing 150 acres of productive
forest land is the core of life and learning
on the farm. Here students learn to farm by
farming.



The Farm School
http://www.farmschool.org/prog_practicalfarm.html



THE
FARM
TO
SCHOOL
RESOURCES




Chicken coop school
http://www.farmschool.org/prog_chickencoop.html

Farm Animals
http://www.farmschool.org/Practical-Farm/Farm-Animals.html

Field Crops
http://www.farmschool.org/Practical-Farm/Field-Crops.html

Forestry
http://www.farmschool.org/Practical-Farm/Forestry.html

Homesteading
http://www.farmschool.org/Practical-Farm/Homesteading.html

learn to farm
http://www.farmschool.org/prog_practicalfarm.html

Practical Skills
http://www.farmschool.org/Practical-Farm/Practical-Skills.html

Programs for visiting schools
http://www.farmschool.org/prog_visitschools.html

Summer programs
http://www.farmschool.org/prog_summer.html



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SECTION 4



FARMS
IN
SCHOOL




Urban Roots call to action is to put farms
in schools. Across the nation, schools cover
large areas of land that are often covered
in asphalt. This asphalt-covered land offers
up a terrific opportunity to turn it into
organic, food-producing land while also
creating a valuable, outdoor classroom.

We are calling these farms, “Field of Dreams”.

A Field of Dreams Farm is an outdoor classroom
where High School students learn the sustainable
practices of planting, composting and water
con-servation to grow food with the highest
organic nutritional value. Each school will
experience the growth cycle of Seed to Harvest
to Table. Students will take the message home
that growing your own food is a simple and
vital process.

Also, schools will have the opportunity to
parti-cipate in their communities by growing
food for their local community’s food banks
and homeless shelters.



Farms in School - Urban Roots
http://urbanrootsamerica.com/urbanrootsamerica.com/PutFarmsInSchools.html



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SECTION 5



FARM
TO
SCHOOL
LINKS




Farm to School
http://www.ecotrust.org/farmtoschool/

Community Food Security Coalition
http://www.foodsecurity.org/farm_to_school.html

Cultivating Community
http://www.cultivatingcommunity.org/

Farm to School2.org
http://www.farmtoschool.org/AL/programs.htm

Jewish Farm School
http://www.jewishfarmschool.org/

Mother Nature Network MNN
http://www.mnn.com /

National Farm to School Program
http://www.foodsecurity.org/dod_f2s.pdf

Outdoor Journey
http://outdoorjourney.net/

River School Farm
http://www.riverschool.info/

Small Farms/ School Meals Initiative Small Farms
http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/lunch/downloadable/small.pdf

Soul Fire Farm
http://www.soulfirefarm.org/

Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm
http://www.summerfieldws.org/

Why a School Farm?
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2009/05/why-a-school-farm/17960/



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