Farm to School Month Resources for Teachers
October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate the connections happening all across the country between schools and local food producers. In 2010, Congress officially designated October as National Farm to School Month. Students celebrate by embarking on farm field trips, eating farm fresh foods in their school cafeterias, learning in their school gardens, and much more. It is a great time for teachers to help students explore food and agriculture in and outside their classrooms. Cultivate farm to school in your classroom throughout October (and the whole year) with the following resources:
Download the 2013 Farm to School Month Teacher Toolkit for activities, ideas and farm field trip information. View past year’s Farm to School Month Teacher Toolkits:
Get a communications toolkit, download posters, or purchase Farm to School Month goods at farmtoschoolmonth.org.
Passing a School Board Resolution is great way to gain school-wide support for Farm to School Month. In 2012, Gallatin Valley Farm to School worked with Bozeman Public School District staff and Board of Trustees to pass a resolution in support of the celebration. Feel free to use this sample language in crafting a resolution for your school district.
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