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Farm to School Regional Gathering - Southwest WA

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CASEE Center

11104 NE 149th St

Brush Prairie, WA 98606

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

School gardeners, school nutrition staff, educators, farmers, teachers, students, parents, childcare providers, and anyone else interested in farm to school in the region are encouraged to attend! Learn from other people in your region working on farm to school, network and build partnerships, talk about how to grow local farm to school efforts, and more.

At 2pm there will be a session on buying local food for school nutrition staff, farmers, childcare providers, and other attendees working on local foods in meal programs.
At 3:30pm school gardeners, educators, teachers, and all other farm to school partners will gather to network and continue the event.

Select one of two times for this event to RSVP:

  • 2pm: RSVP for this time if you are school nutrition staff, farmers, childcare providers, or anyone interested in local food procurement
  • 3:30pm: RSVP for this time if you are a school gardener, educator, teacher, and any other farm to school partner!

Agenda includes:

2 - 3:30pm: Local food in school meals & early care: Procurement training/panel and networking for school nutrition staff, childcare providers, and farmers facilitated by WSDA Farm to School. CEU documentation for nutrition staff will be provided.

3:30 - 4:30pm: Regional farm to school networking - School gardeners, educators, teachers, childcare providers, and any other farm to school partners will join school nutrition staff and farmers to talk about local farm to school and early care successes, challenges, and strategies for moving forward.

4:30 - 5:30pm: Gathering regional input on Washington State Farm to School Network development & priorities

Informal networking or local activities organized by members may happen before or after! Contact ciberle@agr.wa.gov if you are interested in organizing something. Some ideas include:

  • School or preschool garden tour, planning, or training
  • Student-led activities on school food, agriculture education, etc
  • Farm to School program tabling or showcases
  • Sharing farm to school highlights with school board members, administrators, elected officials, etc.
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CASEE Center

11104 NE 149th St

Brush Prairie, WA 98606

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