The “Go-To” Essentials

The “Go-To” Essentials

National Farm to School Resources

  • Picture5The National Farm to School Network is an information, advocacy, and networking hub for communities working to bring local food sourcing, and food education into school systems and preschools.
    Contact:  www.farmtoschool.org/about/staff
  • USDA Farm to School Planning Toolkit guides you though questions to consider and helpful resources to reference when starting or growing a farm to school program. It is designed for use by schools, school districts, and community partners. The toolkit is filled with tips, insights, and examples, and lists of resources for further research.
  • A Roadmap for Farm to Early Care and EducationThis comprehensive resource by the National F2S Network is designed to help stakeholders from diverse sectors navigate the early care and education (ECE) landscape and better understand opportunities and leverage points for farm to ECE. The Roadmap also includes a step-by-step approach to getting started with farm to ECE, and links to key ECE agencies (e.g. CACFP, Head Start, licensing) that can help expand and institutionalize farm to ECE in each state.
  • Picture2The Lunch Box shares best practices from around the nation by building a network of school food change-makers. It includes a wide range of in-depth tools and resources to help with menu creation, financial management, procurement, marketing, and engagement strategies.
    Contact:  www.thelunchbox.org/about/faq-contact/
  • Picture1 Center for Ecoliteracy promotes ecological education through providing strategic consulting and professional development for local, regional, state, and national programs. 
    Contact:  info@ecoliteracy.org
  • The Edible Schoolyard Project & Network presents K-12 curricula, resources, and a world map of edible education programs to connect educators. 
  • Life Lab cultivates children’s love of learning, healthy food, and nature through garden-based education. 
    Contact:  education@lifelab.org

Washington State Resources

  • Washington State Dept. of Agriculture Farm to School Toolkit is designed to provide Washington farms, schools, families, and communities with resources to help meet farm to school goals. The toolkit highlights farm to school and school garden successes throughout the state and draws together resource materials and best practices from in-state and national network partners. 
    Contact:   ciberle@agr.wa.gov
  • Anti Hunger and Nutrition Coalition advocates for policy and funding to address hunger by maximizing federal nutrition programs, reinforcing emergency food assistance systems, and linking local farmers with the needs of the hungry.
    Contact:   ahnc@wsahnc.org
  • Food Action works as an advocacy organization to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system for all.
    Contact:  info@foodaction.com

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