Decatur Farm to School (DF2S) is a Wylde Center program that works 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. The DF2S committee is led by parents, teachers, community members, Wylde staff members and has been active since 2010.
Decatur Farm to School helps kids make the connection between healthy food and farms.
Dine Outs are a fun and delicious way to support Decatur Farm to School. Plan to dine (or take out) at your favorite Decatur restaurant and help raise money to support instruction, school grants, scholarships, internships, and more!
Purchase raffle tickets in advance or at a participating restaurant to help raise additional funds for Decatur Farm to School.
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Get the most out of your school garden.
DF2S was introduced to teachers and staff at a district-wide professional learning day in January of 2010. Avalon Catering, a local gourmet catering business, worked with the district’s kitchen staff and high school culinary students to prepare and serve a delicious lunch made from fresh locally-sourced foods. Representatives from DF2S spoke to the group, and teachers and staff completed a survey to assess knowledge and interest in Farm to School concepts.
Now that F.AVE has installed their garden, all of the schools in City Schools of Decatur have gardens! Six of the eight schools actively participate in garden-based education during the school day as part of the Wylde Center’s Garden to Classroom program.
Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. You do not need to be present to win. Winners will be pulled on November 30.
Your name will be included in a drawing where you will have a chance at winning restaurant gift certificates, merchandise, and so much more.
We will take care of filling out your raffle tickets with your name and contact info. If you win an item, you will be contacted to pick up your item at the Wylde Center office located at 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030. Any gift certificates that you win will be mailed to your home.
Questions? Please contact Becky Anne, member of the Decatur Farm to School Executive Committee, at email@example.com.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Decatur Farm to School program. Decatur Farm to School (DF2S), a Wylde Center program is a grassroots effort to connect City Schools of Decatur with local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in their cafeterias, improving student nutrition, and providing health and nutrition education opportunities that will last a lifetime. DF2S activities take place in the cafeteria, in the classroom and in the garden. Volunteer opportunities include helping with taste tests, organizing volunteers, Dine-Outs, communications, the mini-grant program, and more!
Interested in having your name added to our volunteer list? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you!
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? Email email@example.com
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