The Vermont Farm to School Network collaborates on a range of projects that help to strategically expand Farm to School work in Vermont. At the heart of our collaboration was a strategic mapping process, completed in 2014, that helped us identify leverage points and opportunities to collectively advance or work. Here are the current collaborative projects that we're taking on:
We're pleased to offer a new professional development module series designed for Vermont K-12 teachers to support in implementing food systems, nutrition education, and hands-on learning opportunities into their standards and proficiency-based curriculum. Our new Farm to School modules allow schools to customize professional learning opportunities that meet the needs and interests of your educators. The follow-up peer learning sessions will assess, collaborate, and support educators in their implementation of lessons, units and projects.
The Vermont Farm to School Network Newsletter helps coordinate Farm to School efforts from across the state and connect coordinators to the great Farm to School resources and campaigns in Vermont and beyond.
Vermont Farm to School Case Studies are a look into what is happening with the Farm to School movement in Vermont through the lens of five schools with varying Farm to School experiences: Bellows Free Academy Fairfax, Bennington County Head Start & Early Start, Hardwick Elementary School, Milton High School, and Putney Central School.
2018 Vermont Farm to School Data Harvest asseses the state of Farm to School in Vermont by measuring the degree to which Vermont schools are engaging in food, farm, and nutrition activities like local purchasing, hands on learning, and community-school partnerships around integrated food, farm, and nutrition topics.