Resources

Here is a list of Farm to School resources.
We welcome your suggestions for other resources to add: Contact us

Workshops

  • Deepening Your School Garden – Workshop at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa
    February 23, 2011
    View Notes from the Workshop

    Resources from the Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative:
    List of Garden-Related Books for Kids | 101 Ways to Incorporate the Garden into Your Classroom
    The Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative put together a workshop for garden managers, food service directors, teachers and students. Attendees learned how to deepen the use of a school garden, best practices, and great ideas. We also had a chance to network with others on the best way to use the garden in the classroom, in the cafeteria, and beyond. We learned how to share the workload, and create a garden community in our schools.School gardens cultivate responsibility, teamwork, citizenship, sustainability, and respect for nature. They connect hard work and dedication to success. Gardens promote healthy eating habits and an active lifestyle. They also create interdisciplinary themes with math, history, science, logic….art, music and beyond!

  • Growing School Lunches: Connecting Iowa Farmers and School Meals – Workshop in Cedar Falls
    February 17, 2011

    View Presentations from the Event
    The Northern Iowa Food and Farm Partnership organized a workshop for farmers currently involved in farm to school or looking to learn more about farm to school opportunities. Attendees learned about the procurement process for schools, heard from farmers experienced in selling to schools, and found out how farmers can
    be involved in the educational component of farm to school.
  • Farm to School: Digging Through Farm to School Resources Webinar
    October 7, 2010

    Includes an excellent list of resources for food service staff, farmers, parents, teachers, and Farm to School volunteers.
    Presented by the National Farm to School Network and USDA Farm to School
    View Presentation
    (PDF, 3 MB)
  • ICCSD Farm to School Panel Discussion – Field to Family Festival
    September 22, 2010
    View Photos | Watch Panel Discussion | Event Handout
    As part of of the Field to Family Festival, Farm to School held a panel discussion at the Iowa City Public Library. The panelists included:
    • Diane Duncan-Goldsmith, ICCSD director of Food Service;
      (View Slide Presentation)
    • Kamyar Enshayan, director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Education at UNI;
    • Laura Krouse, local grower and food supplier (Abbe Hills Farm); and
    • Heather Widmayer, Farm to School Coordinator. (View Slide Presentation)

Books

  • Edible Schoolyard: A Universal Idea
    by Alice Waters, 2008
  • How to Grow a School Garden: A Complete Guide for Parents and Teachers
    by Arden Bucklin-Sporer and Rachel Pringle, 2010

Links