Guide Helps in Developing Farm to School Programs

Vermont FEED has released Connecting Classrooms, Cafeterias, Communities: A Guide to Building Integrated Farm to School Programs, a free online guide to support school communities in developing robust, long lasting, and integrated farm to school programs. The guide reflects 20 years of practice, evaluative research, and innovation in the field. The guide addresses farm to school action planning and goes through a step-by-step process to help assemble a team, identify shared goals, and plan and conduct strategic activities. In addition, it provides valuable content on classroom curriculum, school meal programs, and community building. The guide is filled with useful templates, curricular design strategies, and creative ways to communicate and celebrate farm to school success.