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Evaluation for Transformation: A Cross-Sectoral Evaluation Framework for Farm to School

by National Farm to School Network and Upstream Public Health | 25-Aug-2014

This resource defines the outcomes that farm to school has the potential to achieve and it offers common language, guidelines and metrics to understand those outcomes for the first time. The framework is organized around four key sectors: public health, community economic development, education and environmental quality. Beyond the four sectors, the framework is also structured around three levels of action: program, research and policy.

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WEBINAR ARCHIVE: Advocacy in Action: 2017 Farm to School Policy Opportunities

by National Farm to School Network | 21-Sep-2017

In this webinar, learn about federal legislative activities and state policy efforts that are advancing opportunities for the expansion of farm to school in K-12 and early care education settings nationwide. Presenters share key learnings from recent policy efforts, and discuss advocacy opportunities for getting involved in current initiatives.

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Growing with MO Harvest of the Season

by Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services | 13-Sep-2017

Growing with MO Harvest of the Season is a Missouri Farm to preschool program that offers resources and training for all types of early care and education settings. The goal is to educate children and the adults in their lives about the benefits of locally grown fruits and vegetables and help them find ways to eat more of these foods. The program focuses on 14 Missouri grown fruits and vegetables.

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Harvest for Healthy Kids

by | 12-Sep-2017

Harvest for Healthy Kids gives you everything you need to inspire children with fresh food grown close to home. Download our free activity kits developed by teachers and childcare providers, and join us in helping a new generation thrive. (Resources available in English and Spanish.)

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Recetas de España

by Growing Minds | 12-Sep-2017

Estas recetas son aprobados por los padres, los maestros y los niños. Las recetas destacan los ingredientes locales y los ingredientes de temporada y son perfectas para cocinar las comidas memorables y los bocadillos a la casa y en la clase.

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Teaching in Nature's Classroom: Free Digital Download

by | 12-Sep-2017

In Teaching in Nature's Classroom: Core Principles of Garden-Based Education, Nathan Larson shares a philosophy of teaching in the garden. Rooted in years of experience and supported by research, Larson presents fifteen guiding principles of garden-based education. These principles and best practices are illustrated through engaging stories from the field. The book features vivid paintings by mural artist Becky Redelings and connections to the research literature provided by Alex Wells and Sam Dennis of the University of Wisconsin Environmental Design Lab.

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Getting Started/ Comenzando: A Guide for Starting Farm to School

by Life Lab | 12-Sep-2017

The Life Lab Science Program distilled their years of world-wide school garden experience into a concise 50-page guide that asks and answers most questions you need to consider for creating an outdoor classroom garden. Items covered include your garden’s purpose; school staff, volunteers, and students; connecting with curriculum; site selection and design; theme gardens; fund-raising; public awareness; and more. Get this guide if you are thinking about starting a garden for your school or program, then move on to The Growing Classroom and Life Lab Science. This publication is available free as a PDF download

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