F2S News: December 2011

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Coming full circle: Farm to School partnership provides year-round food and education in Chisago Lakes

As owners of JPS Farms, a 20-acre organic operation near North Branch, Minnesota, Jessica Paul and Ricardo Piedade strive to provide healthy, sustainably grown food to the local community, while giving consumers, especially youth, a better sense of where their food originates. The farm's partnership with the Chisago Lakes school district has become a labor of love. Read more.


Ten impressive Farm to School programs from across the country

While fresh, local food is growing in popularity among consumers, it is also growing in school systems. Learn about these ten successful Farm to School programs. Read more.

College students reach children’s minds through their stomachs

A unique collaboration between a university and an elementary school in North Carolina educates elementary students on the connection between local food and healthy eating. School gardening becomes a strategy for teaching math, science and good cooking! Read more.

Farm-based education movement

Out on the farm: Watch this video to learn how schools in Vermont are using farm-based learning to help kids succeed academically and engage the next generations of farmers.

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