How are you celebrating Farm to School Month? October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate the connections that are happening all over the country between schools and local food. In November 2010, Congress approved House Resolution 1655 officially designating October as National Farm to School Month. Students nationwide celebrate by embarking on farm field trips, eating farm fresh foods in their school cafeterias, learning in their school gardens, and much more.
Gallatin Valley Farm to School (GVF2S) is helping schools, teachers and students participate in Farm to School Month this October by offering resources and activities.
Teachers will be able to quickly find activity ideas, locate relevant books and videos to use in their classes, and identify farmers interested in farm field trips or classroom visits in the Farm to School Month Teacher Toolkit, developed by GVF2S.
Included in the Farm to School Month Teacher Toolkit is a listing of books, movies, and curriculum guides available in the Farm to School collection at the Bozeman School District’s Media Resource Center. These materials were made available to teachers and community members free of charge by GVF2S and Bozeman School District. To access the Farm to School library collection, visit http://library.bsd7.org/ or contact the District Media Center at (406) 522-6046.
This year National Farm to School Network is asking schools across the country to participate in “Farm to School Counts” by pledging to serve local food and participate in Farm to School activities during October. Visit www.farmtoschoolmonth.org to sign up and find additional resources and materials to help you spread the word in our community.