December 5, 9am–3pmWhere
Antioch College Wellness Center Corner of E. South College and Livermore St., Yellow Springs, OH
As efforts continue to expand the successful Farm to School Program, which works to connect food producers and school districts to provide fresh, local foods to students, a workshop Dec. 5 can provide farmers and school districts information on how to get started.
Offered by Ohio State University Extension, the workshop is targeted toward educators, farmers, food producers, businesses and anyone else interested in beginning or expanding a Farm to School program or other related activities.
Tne goal of the workshop is to connect farmers looking for school districts to provide with fresh local foods and school districts looking for farmers to source local foods for their school lunch programs. The workshop can also help producers and school districts expand their currently operating Farm to School programs.
Farm to School is a national program, which in Ohio is led by OSU Extension and is supported by numerous agencies, foundations and industry organizations.
Ohio’s Farm to School Program has projects and partnerships in many of Ohio’s 88 counties. Leadership of the program transitioned from the Ohio Department of Agriculture to OSU Extension in 2011. The program works to ensure that students pre-K through college have increased access to locally produced nutritious food.
Topics to be discussed during the workshop include:
What’s happening with Farm to School.
Purchasing local foods.
Making connections with local producers.
The education connection.
Registration is $30 and includes admission, all materials, and lunch comprised of local foods.
To register or for more information, go to www.regonline.com/greenefarmtoschool.