National School Garden Program

in partnership with Chipotle Mexican Grill

  • Ellis School Garden (Denver, CO)
  • A school garden bounty (Buffalo, NY)
  • Ellis School Garden to Cafeteria Program (Denver, CO)
  • Friendship Garden (Charlotte, NC)
  • Composting at Dawes Elementary School (Chicago, IL)
  • Harvesting parsnips (Buffalo, NY)
  • Class in the garden (Long Island, NY)

Every child deserves to grow up knowing where food comes from, how to grow, cook and share it, and how to be healthy.

Slow Food USA local chapters, members and volunteers build and maintain school gardens, lead cooking classes and work to improve school lunches.

We believe that by doing so, we can grow a generation of kids who love and care about food. And by becoming informed eaters and food lovers, they will help make a positive impact on the larger world of food and farming well into the future.

Peas & Carrots

What inspired this partnership?

We are like-minded organizations that share a belief in making better food more widely available.

Slow Food USA is committed to good, clean and fair food for all. Chipotle is changing the way people think about and eat fast food by using ingredients that are raised with respect for the land, the animals, the farmers and workers.

Separately, each of us has a history in supporting school gardens. Together, we endeavor to improve the food culture in schools nationwide.

How’s It Growing

  • Reflections from Terra Madre 2014

    Reflections from Terra Madre 2014

    Helen Dombalis, National Farm to School Network, December 10, 2014

    Today is Terra Madre Day, a day to reflect on the global Slow Food movement and to share inspiration from one of the world’s most important cultural forums. Hosted by Slow Food International, Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto bring nearly a quarter-million people (yes, you read that right!) to Turin, Italy every-other year in October to celebrate and preserve food cultures around the globe.
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  • Slow Food Phoenix Supports a Local Preschool's Organic Garden

    Slow Food Phoenix Supports a Local Preschool's Organic Garden

    Slow Food Phoenix Newsletter, December 2014

    Slow Food Phoenix is working with The Little Garden Schoolhouse to develop an organic garden for this Montessori preschool.
    full story…

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Upcoming Events

November 13, 2014 | Slow Food Austin
School Garden Leadership Training

January 29-30, 2015 | Salem, OR
1st Annual Oregon School Garden Summit and Farm to School Summit

March 14-15, 2015 | Sacramento, CA
Sacramento Area School Garden Summit

May 4-6, 2015 | Monterey, CA
California Farm to School Conference

Past Events

October 15, 2014 | Slow Food San Diego North
Harvest Day at San Pasqual Union Elementary

October 17, 2014 | Slow Food Prescott
Harvest Festival at Coyote Springs Elementary

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