Decatur Farm to School

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Decatur Farm to School (DF2S) is a grassroots effort led by parents, teachers, school administrators, community members and organizations since 2010.   DF2S works together to improve nutrition, knowledge of where food comes from, hands-on outdoor education, environmental awareness, and appetite for fresh fruits and veggies by leading efforts in the classrooms, cafeterias, communities, and gardens of the City Schools of Decatur.

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Farm to School FALL Dine-Out

The Wylde Center’s Decatur Farm to School Fall Dine Out has been set for Wednesday, November 5th, from 5-9pm!  Participating restaurants will include Cakes & Ale, The Iberian Pig, Farm Burger, Raging Burrito, Seven Hens, Sapori di Napoli, Wahoo! Grill, Lawrence’s Cafe, Twain’s Brewpub & Billiards, Leon’s Full Service, Brick Store Pub, The Universal Joint, Oakhurst Market, and Steinbeck’s Ale House!  Enjoy a great meal at a participating restaurant and a portion of your purchase will go towards Decatur Farm to School.  This event is a wonderful tradition that allows the community to support the City Schools of Decatur’s efforts to teach their children the importance of healthy eating. Don’t forget to purchase raffle tickets at the restaurants for some great prizes.  Thank you for your support!

Thank you for your support!

Summer Internship

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Calling all Decatur High School students!

Do you want to learn more about growing organic foods and getting them to the table?  Want to spend your summer gaining first hand experience in culinary, business, agriculture, or other related industries?  

Decatur Farm to School invites eligible students from Decatur High School to apply for the 2014 Decatur Farm to School Summer Internship Grant.  

You’ll work with local farmers, chefs, restaurant managers, and market managers as you learn what it takes to grow, sell, procure, and prepare fresh produce and other foods.  In addition to training in Farm to School concepts, grantees will work at two locations during the summer to gain exposure to both the agricultural and consumer sides of Farm to Table.  Internship hosts include Farm Burger, Leon’s Full Service and Brickstore Pub, Love is Love Farms, Global Growers Network, the Farmers Market Consortium, and the Wylde Center.

What’s in it for you?  Farm to Table training, hands-on experience at local farms, restaurants, and markets, and a $500 grant.  All you have to do is work with your mentors for 60 hours, then tell the world what you did.

Don’t wait – apply today!  Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2014.

 

 

Teacher Training

Thinking about planting an edible garden at your school?  Have a school garden and don’t know how to care for it, or even what’s in it?  Want to use the garden as part of your curriculum, but don’t know how?

Let the garden and education experts from the Wylde Center teach you what to do!

Our one-day training courses for educators open up the eyes and minds of teachers and staff to see edible school gardens as a versatile, hands-on teaching tool – and give them the skills to use this green resource, too.  Whether Language Arts or Math, Science or History, Agriculture or Art, school gardens are fertile ground for lessons and learning across all grade levels.

Decatur Farm to School’s professional development workshops take educators in the City Schools of Decatur to the basics of Farm to School to having the tools to develop and implement their own lessons.  Workshops will recommence in Fall 2014.

 

Not in City Schools of Decatur, but still want Farm to School teacher trainings at your school? 

Lesson Plan Support

Coming Soon!

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