Comprehensive Farm to School Resources

National Farm to School Farm to Early Care and Education

The National Farm to School Network is an information, advocacy and networking hub for communities working to bring local food sourcing, school gardens and food and agriculture education into schools and early care and education settings. This is one of the best sources of Farm to ECE.

Farm to School in Native Communities Facebook Page

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State of Alaska, Division of Agriculture Farm to School Email List

The Farm to School (FTS) program is designed to offer expertise and support to all areas of the state to pursue farm to school activities and interests. This is a great resource to keep up on the goings on in Farm to School here in Alaska.

USDA Grow It, Try It, Like It!

Grow It, Try It, Like It! Nutrition Education Kit Featuring MyPlate is a garden-themed nutrition education kit for childcare center staff that introduces children to fruits and vegetables. Each set of lessons includes hands-on, planting, and  educational activities. The kit can also be used to promote learning at home and cooking activities with parents and children.

Alaska School Garden Food Safety Guidelines

This document was created in response to the need for food safety guidance in the school garden setting. School gardens are increasingly popular and interest in using the food in the school setting has been discussed in many areas of the State. This document is intended for use in any school garden where product is making its way into the schools or for any other interested gardeners. The concepts provided in this document are relevant to other gardening projects as well.