Parents & Community
Farm to School is about kids, farmers, teachers, parents, and community members. It is truly a Village of people who care about what they eat and where the food is grown and raised. Farm to school can start by the passion and efforts of anyone, and, indeed, it is often the parents or a community group that gets it rolling. Sometimes it starts as a community garden on school grounds that becomes a learning garden for the students. Sometimes it begins with a parent or two who want to improve the food offered in the cafeteria. Sometimes it starts with the school food director who envisions a partnership with surrounding producers. But regardless of where it starts, it is the parents and community members who become integral in championing it.
Read more about how parents and community members can be involved in farm to school. And, if you happen to know one of those farm to school champions, tell us about him or her by completing our Farm to School Champions Survey:
Nominate Colorado Farm to School Champions!
By and large, Farm to School has been a grassroots movement in Colorado and across the country. While it is extremely important to have organizations devoted to FTS or state and county agencies supporting FTS, it really is the people in schools and communities that MAKE IT HAPPEN!
We want to highlight those Farm to School Champions and thank them for all they are doing. If you know of a Farm to School Champion – a teacher, parent, youth, school food service director, producer, or community member — please nominate them today!