Successful farm to school programs are created and supported with the help of strong community relationships. Community partners can provide knowledge, expertise and support to help realize the vision and goals of farm to school efforts. Examples of community-based partners include experienced gardeners, farmers and other local food providers, chefs, Elders, public health dietitians or nurses, independent consultants and non profit organizations whose work is rooted in sustainable food systems and/or food literacy.
If you want to support a school to integrate food literacy, local food or other parts of the farm to school approach, here are a few first steps you can take:
Get on the SCHOOL FOOD MAP to add to the momentum that’s building across the country