Explore Wv Dept, Wv Department and more!

Explore related topics

WV Department of Agriculture News Release: Local Food Sourcing Increasing through 'Farm to School' Efforts

WV Department of Agriculture News Release: Local Food Sourcing Increasing through 'Farm to School' Efforts

Local food is on the lunch line and garden programs are on the rise in Oregon, thanks to new Farm to School funding from the state. Photo by Shawn Linehan. @Ecotrust

Local food is on the lunch line and garden programs are on the rise in Oregon, thanks to new Farm to School funding from the state. Photo by Shawn Linehan. @Ecotrust

Old School Bus converted into a Greenhouse...  Wow! Wouldn't this be great for a school? Even better than a truck garden to take from school to school, because you wouldn't have to worry about protecting plants from the wind.

Old School Bus converted into a Greenhouse... Wow! Wouldn't this be great for a school? Even better than a truck garden to take from school to school, because you wouldn't have to worry about protecting plants from the wind.

Jason is a teacher at Portland Village School in Portland, OR. “I'm certified in Permaculture Design, & will design the garden spaces for perennial fruits and vegetables, no tillage, companion planting,  soil building, etc. All these will be topics of investigation for students. When kids grow food you can't keep them from eating it, and you can't get more local, fresh and seasonal! Kids will be involved in the whole cycle from garden to kitchen, to compost.” #gettingstarted

Jason is a teacher at Portland Village School in Portland, OR. “I'm certified in Permaculture Design, & will design the garden spaces for perennial fruits and vegetables, no tillage, companion planting, soil building, etc. All these will be topics of investigation for students. When kids grow food you can't keep them from eating it, and you can't get more local, fresh and seasonal! Kids will be involved in the whole cycle from garden to kitchen, to compost.” #gettingstarted

"A sister project of the Women’s Land Army of America was the United States School Garden Army (USSGA). This program was created by the federal Bureau of Education in early 1917. According to Charles Lathrop Pack, the army tended two fronts: 1) increasing food production and 2) agricultural education. The longterm goal was to grow “future citizens trained to intelligent application of the principles of thrift, industry, service, patriotism and responsibility.”

"A sister project of the Women’s Land Army of America was the United States School Garden Army (USSGA). This program was created by the federal Bureau of Education in early 1917. According to Charles Lathrop Pack, the army tended two fronts: 1) increasing food production and 2) agricultural education. The longterm goal was to grow “future citizens trained to intelligent application of the principles of thrift, industry, service, patriotism and responsibility.”

A local farm, Kelrae, provides high-quality seasonal produce 2-3 times a month for use in  Matoaka Elementary School  meals. So far, sweet potatoes, broccoli, and asparagus have all been popular offerings. Locally grown red potatoes are next up on the menu this year.    Once there was bad weather and the vegetable the cafeteria staff had planned to use wasn’t available.  Kelrae was able to provide them with kale, instead. The cafeteria staff made crunchy kale chips, which the kids loved!

A local farm, Kelrae, provides high-quality seasonal produce 2-3 times a month for use in Matoaka Elementary School meals. So far, sweet potatoes, broccoli, and asparagus have all been popular offerings. Locally grown red potatoes are next up on the menu this year. Once there was bad weather and the vegetable the cafeteria staff had planned to use wasn’t available. Kelrae was able to provide them with kale, instead. The cafeteria staff made crunchy kale chips, which the kids loved!

"From the kids' point of view, this short entertaining video provides the what, why, how, and who of Farm to School. Produced by Glory B. Media under the direction of Debra Eschmeyer for the National Farm to School Network."

"From the kids' point of view, this short entertaining video provides the what, why, how, and who of Farm to School. Produced by Glory B. Media under the direction of Debra Eschmeyer for the National Farm to School Network."

School children at the Malcolm X school garden harvesting tasty Lacinato kale otherwise known as Dinosaur kale due to its bumpy reptilian-looking skin.

School children at the Malcolm X school garden harvesting tasty Lacinato kale otherwise known as Dinosaur kale due to its bumpy reptilian-looking skin.

Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas
Search