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Decatur Farm to School

DF2S April 2015

 

Volunteer for the Harukei turnip taste test in the 

City Schools of Decatur, May 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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Farm to School Dine-Out

Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 5-9 p.m.

Participating Restaurants

Arepa Mia
Big Tex
Brick Store Pub
Butter and Cream
Cakes & Ale
Calle Latina
Chai Pani
Farm Burger
Kimball House
Leon’s Full Service
Mojo Pizza & Pub
My Parent’s Basement
Oakhurst Market
Raging Burrito
Sapori di Napoli
Scout
Steinbeck’s Ale House
The Imperial
The Marlay House
Twain’s Brewpub and Billiards
Universal Joint
Wahoo! Grill

 

Decatur Farm to School Raffle

Purchase your raffle tickets in advance. 

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.

Raffle Items

  • FitWit: Unlimited one month of classes ($99 value)
  • Jimella’s Bakery: $25 gift card
  • Sherwood Chiropractic Center: 2 gift cards ($250 value each): Consultation with Dr. Sherwood; Chiropractic, Orthopedic and Neurological Exam; Digital Posture Analysis; 15 Minute Hydro-Massage
  • Color Wheel Studio: gift basket to include 1 gift card (one free week of Color Wheel Summer Camp valued $275), color pencils, sketchbook, color wheel t-shirt
  • Little Shop of Stories: 2 Books: Under the Canopy Trees Around the World and Happy Day Turn this Book into a Bouquet and $20 gift card
  • Fleet Feet Sports Decatur: $30 gift card
  • Wylde Center: $25 gift card towards any of Wylde Center’s services
  • Decatur Farm to School – Wylde Center – Wylde Center: $100 donation to a school; 1 baseball cap & cloth bag combo
  • Pure Barre: gift card for “two weeks unlimited and sticky socks
  • Ms.Lisa’s Cuts for Kids: two gift cards of “$23 with Kahleelah or Sherree”
  • Healing Space Massage & Bodywork – gift card for “60 minute session
  • Mama Bath + Body – gift box of 6 soaps
  • Convivial Gardens, LLC – gift certificate for 1.5 hour landscape consultation with Convivial Gardens (value $150)
  • Decatur Yoga & Pilates – gift card for 5 classes
  • Intown Beth Ann LLC – two coolers and four koozies
  • Oh Baby! Fitness– $50 gift card
  • Pure Station Decatur: 2 gift cards – one complimentary oil change & one complimentary bronze car wash
  • Plants: 3D Landscape Design (value up to $1,500)
  • One Step at a Time: $25 off any pair of shoes

Purchase your raffle tickets

 

Volunteer

Volunteers needed to sell raffle tickets at participating restaurants.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4fadae29a7fa7-df2s1

 

Decatur Farm to School Grant – Deadline Extended to September 7, 2017

The Decatur Farm to School Executive Committee members would like to invite you to apply for a Decatur Farm to School Grant!

 

The Wylde Center’s Decatur Farm to School Grant Program was initiated to support the City Schools of Decatur (CSD) in their efforts to provide farm to school experiences to their faculty and students. Up to three $500 grants will be awarded to CSD per school year. Each school may only receive one grant per year. Funds may be used for garden support, field trips, teaching experiences, and/or materials, as related to farm to school education.

 

Who can apply?​ Teachers, Administrators, PTA members, or parent volunteers on behalf of their CSD School.

 

Your completed application can be completed through following this Survey Monkey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BLDY2MC

Your application must be received no later than Thursday, September 7, 2017.​

 

The Decatur Farm to School Executive Committee expects to select up to three grant recipients by September 8, 2017. All applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision.
If selected, the school is obligated to use the funds and complete the objectives by the 2017/2018 school calendar year. What funds are not used by the end of the school year will be returned back to DF2S. Decatur Farm to School requests that, upon completion of funded task(s), grantees provide a written summary, with photographs and additional documentation, as needed. Written summaries and/or any additional documentation, such as photos, may be included in a future DF2S school newsletter.

 

Questions? Please contact Becky Anne, member of the Decatur Farm to School Executive Committee, at rebecca.anne@me.com.

 

DF2S Mini Grant Application

Decatur Farm to School

Dear Decatur Farm to School Volunteers,

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 decaturf2s@gmail.com . Thank you!

 

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?  Email nichole@wyldecenter.org

Lesson Plan Support

Coming Soon!

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