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Rhonda J. Ferree
Former Extension Educator, Horticulture

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Illinois Farm to School Network

Farm to School is more than a program – it is a people-powered movement that seeks to teach students where food comes from and how delicious it can taste when eaten in season. There are three basic elements to farm to school:
  1. Local food procurement
  2. School gardens
  3. Food and nutrition education (including farm field trips)

A farm to school program can consist of one, some, or all of these types of projects. We find that starting a school garden, for example, can lead a school to thinking about where the food being served in the cafeteria is coming from. This can lead to local food procurement and incorporating food education into curricula.

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