F2S Programs in the Northwest Region
- Coupeville Farm to School connects Coupeville School District students to the local food system through school garden programs at both the elementary and secondary schools.
- South Whidbey School Farm and Gardens offers integrated garden-based curriculum for grades K-7. In addition to the learning and eating that happen in the school gardens, the food students grow is served in all the district’s cafeterias, which are managed by Chartwells.
San Juan County
- The Lopez Island Farm Education (LIFE) Garden Program helps K- 12 students learn appreciation for nature, nutrition, community, land stewardship and the environment.
- The Orcas Island Farm to Cafeteria Program teaches students about nutrition, food differences, how to eat proper foods for healthy bodies, and how food is grown and cooked.
- San Juan Island School District’s Food for Thought Program focuses on health, regional sustainability, fiscal responsibility, and education.
- Concrete School District Farm to School Program offers Harvest of the Month, taste tests, field trips to Upper Skagit farms and the community garden, and garden/cooking-based classroom activities.
- La Conner School District’s Food Services Program supports a comprehensive and long-running Farm to Table effort. La Conner students enjoy seasonal, local foods in school meals throughout the year including beef from cows that are pasture-raised and processed locally.
- The Whatcom Farm-to-School Support Team works with the eight public school districts in Whatcom County to increase their capacity to serve fresh, whole, and local food in school meals, and integrate food education. Whatcom F2S coordinates a county-wide Harvest of the Month program in which a fruit or vegetable that is in season locally is featured on school lunch menus each month.
- Common Threads Farm & School Garden Collective connects kids to healthy food through seed to table education. Food educators work with schools to design, develop and maintain learning gardens on school grounds, and facilitate hands-on gardening & cooking lessons aligned with classroom learning.