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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.

How’s It Growing

  • How School Gardens Impact the Greater Community

    How School Gardens Impact the Greater Community

    Lauren Howe, December 22, 2014

    Part 3 of the School Gardens at Terra Madre three-part blog series: Sunday brought a new day and a new exchange of ideas to the table as I facilitated the “How School Gardens Impact the Greater Community” workshop. Delegates presented about pioneering programs in each of their communities, which ranged in diversity.
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  • Forest Ridge Campus Garden Fall Harvest Report

    Forest Ridge Campus Garden Fall Harvest Report

    Becky Willkens, Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, December 19, 2014

    This fall, over 180 pounds of Ozette potatoes and 250 pounds of winter squash were harvested from the campus gardens and enjoyed in meals prepared by the FRidge.
    full story…

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Upcoming Events

January 6-February 3, 2015 | 1:30 PM MST
Farm to School Evaluation Toolkit Webinar Series

January 5-March 8, 2015
Applications open for the Edible Schoolyard Academy

January 15-May 28, 2015 | 2:00 PM EST
USDA Growing Roots in Farm to School Webinar Series

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

February 1, 2015 | Maplewood, NJ
Slow Food Northern New Jersey’s 7th Annual Winter Market:
”Local Harvest: Farms, Food and Family"

February 7, 2015 | Seattle, WA
Slow Food Seattle's School Garden Workshop on Garden Education & Science Curriculum

February 13, 2015
Application deadline for the Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grant

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