There is a critical need for investment in small and future farmers. Their growth and ability to thrive is intimately tied to healthy food, healthy people, and robust rural communities.
Sacramento’s Food Literacy Center will offer students hands-on cooking classes from a new net-zero energy facility and garden.
West Virginia farmers and schools are adapting to the pandemic and learning lessons in local sourcing.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a budget that proposes US$80 million for school food programs serving more than 3.5 million children in the state.
Schools and organizations in Austin, Texas are enhancing relationships between farmers, ranchers, and local producers, in an effort to improve child health, engage students in the local food system, and support the local economy.
Farm-to-school programs across the world are building stronger relationship between schools and farmers, ranchers, and producers, in an effort to improve children’s health, engage students in the food system, and support local economies. In honor of National Farm-to-School Month, Food Tank is highlighting 30 innovative farm-to-school programs from across the globe.
Alice Waters is advocating for a ‘‘free, sustainable school lunch for all students.’ Despite advances in school food, there remains a stigma around school lunch. Waters believes this can change through better food education and stronger procurement policies.
Long-time organic farmer, Anne Schwartz talks about True Cost Accounting, and the positive social and environmental implications of integrating local, organic, and small-farms into food system policy.
To celebrate national Farm-to-School Month, Food Tank has compiled a list of 19 unique, innovative, and effective farm-to-school programs from around the globe.