School gardens are fundamental to a farm to school program and school gardens are FUN. The garden is where students have the opportunity to choose.
Colorado Farm to School Primer
Wondering what “farm to school” is and how you can get involved? The Colorado Farm to School Primer, a publication from LiveWell Colorado provides a comprehensive introduction to Farm to School in Colorado including:
- What is Farm to School all about?
- How does school food work now in Colorado?
- What is happening in Farm to School in Colorado schools now?
- How can gardens and educational activities support better local food in schools?
- What is the potential of Farm to School for our children, farmers and ranchers, and communities?
- How can you help?
If you missed the FTS Primer webinar, you can listen to it online at Colorado Farm to School Primer Webinar and click here to download the presentation slides. Click here to download a PowerPoint presentation for your own presentations.
Setting Up and Running a School Garden
from Bon Appetit is based on experiences of setting up and running school gardens all over the world. It is for anyone interested in starting or improving a school garden. The manual provides all the steps of planning a garden, from deciding the purpose of the garden, to planning and preparing the site, to growing, harvesting, and processing the produce. It also includes produce fact sheets, nutrition fact sheets, and horticultural notes that cover a wide variety of topics from companion planting to mulching to pest management.
The Colorado Farm to School webinar series includes presentations especially for youths & the adults that work with them. Check out these webinars:
Want to learn even more about school gardens? Check out more resources on the Schools subpage.