Show All

Farm to Table/School Lunch Programs:
National Farm to School Program is a collaborative program of Center for Food & Justice and the Community Food Security Coalition. Program connects schools with local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing health and nutrition education opportunities that will last a lifetime, and supporting local small farmers. ***
ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service "Bringing Local Food to Local Institutions: A Resource Guide for Farm-to-School and Farm-to-Institution Programs"
School Nutrition Association: Search database for topic then register.
Ann Cooper. TED Video. Speaking at the 2007 EG conference, "renegade lunch lady" Ann Cooper talks about the coming revolution in the way kids eat at school -- local, sustainable, seasonal and even educational food. *** A must watch !
Lunch Lessons- Chef Ann (Cooper) offers consulting services for school administrators, revamping their school lunch programs. She works with schools to incorporate integrated school lunch curriculums that not only promote nutrition and food education, but serve healthful foods and increase the availability of healthy food and nutrition choices for kids and teens.
Better School Food is a group of dedicated parents, educators and health professionals committed to working with local communities to improve meals and increase awareness of the connection between good food, good health and a student's ability to learn effectively.
School Lunch Initiative. Invites local parents, educators, and a nation-wide audience to learn about the changes going on in the Berkeley Unified School District under this unique collaboration of public and private organizations. See what is being served in their lunch rooms, find tips and resources, learn about the project and partners, or find out how you can help with support.
Edible Schoolyard, organic garden and kitchen classroom. Using food systems as a unifying concept, students learn how to grow, harvest, and prepare nutritious seasonal produce. The original Alice Waters' program. See their helpful resources.
Waste-free lunch program is a process of educating students, parents, and school staff about where our trash ends up and how we, as individuals, can reduce the amount of trash we generate. Waste-free lunch programs favor the use of reusable food containers, drink containers, utensils, and napkins.
FoodCorps, a national AmeriCorps school garden program. With support from the Kellogg Foundation. Project start fall, 2011. Putting young adults to work building school gardens and sourcing fresh food from local farms in the schools and communities where childhood obesity has hit hardest.
Farm-to-College programs connect colleges and universities with producers in their area to provide local farm products for meals and special events on campus. The Community Food Security Coalition works to help farmers, food service personnel, students, faculty and others to establish and maintain farm-to-college programs.
Farm to Table/School Lunch Programs..... Reports:
USDA Report: SmallFarms/School Meals Initiative, A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Bring Small Farms and Local Schools Together.
USDA's "Guide to Buying and Serving Locally-Grown Produce in School Meals" Eat Smart-Farm Fresh. 12-2005. Lists many reports at end of Guide.***
Ecoliteracy's Rethinking School Lunch Guide See; An interview with Marsha Guerrero, program coordinator of The Edible Schoolyard.
Ecoliteracy's Publications Page. ***
USDA. Food and Nutrition Information Center. Lots of links and info.
EPA's Fish Advisory Teaches kids about contaminants in fish and fish consumption advisories using fun, interactive stories and games. Designed for kids ages 8–12.
Children's Health Environmental Coalition. Safe Fish CHEC List For Children, Teens and All Women of Child-bearing Age. With good general suggestions.
Kids Gardening. National Gardening Association's site. Lots of info. Grants, Classroom Projects, activities, resources.
Collective Roots mission is to educate and engage youth and communities in food system change through sustainable programs that impact health, education, and the environment. Their three program areas: garden-based education, food systems change, and environmental action.
Life Lab Science Program is nationally acknowledged as an expert leader in the development and dissemination of garden-centered educational programs.
City Farmer's "Children and Urban Agriculture" describes projects -- with links.
Kinder Garden. An introduction to the many ways children can interact with plants and the outdoors- ideas for gardening with kids. Texas A&M Horticulture.
Garden Mosaics- Connects youth and elders, to investigate the mosaic of plants, people, and cultures in gardens, to learn about science, and to act together to enhance their community.


Share this page...
Become a Fan of Inspiration Green



Recent Issues Blog Posts
Not in My Backyard!
Exxon CEO files suit to stop construction of a water tower to be built adjacent to his Texas ranch.
Chemicals should be tested for their global warming effect (radiative efficiency) before being placed into production.
Flammable Ice
Methane hydrate, will it be a godsend and replace dirty coal and oil within the next five years, or will it delay our investment in renewable energy and set us on an ever longer road of hydrocarbon addiction?
Tar Sands
A destruction of the world's resources, leaving long term greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution and habitat loss.
Recent Building Blog Posts
Cob Fireplaces
Cob Fireplace Inspiration...
Integrated Solar
New building-integrated photovoltaics or BIPVs blend almost seamlessly with traditional roofing materials.
Wood Stove Decathlon
Currently the majority of wood stoves in use deliver only 40 to 50 percent of the energy potential of the wood. This is highly wasteful. But on a bright note, many of the prototype models entered into the Wood Stove Decathlon squeezed out more than 90 percent of the wood's energy potential and burn much cleaner than older stoves. One of the keys is complete combustion...
Cob Under Construction
Sand, clay and hay. Mix it with your hands, your feet or a Bobcat. Sculpt in place.
Recent Art Blog Posts
David LaChapelle Land Scape Series
Models of industrial plants constructed from the detritus produced at industrial plants.
Map Inspiration
Ideas for your old maps.
Reuse of Old Dishes
Ideas for old china. From using plates as canvas to pique assiette...
Iceland From The Air
Aerial photos of Andre Ermolaev.
Recent Movies Blog Posts
Years of Living Dangerously
explores the issues of climate change...
Shrimping Destroys Ecosystems
How Shrimping Has Destroyed Ecuador's Ecosystem
Rhino Horn in China
Following the trail of rhinoceros horn smugglers from South Africa to Southeast Asia.
Tar Sands Blockade
In 2012, Texas landowners and environmental activists came together to organize resistance against a dangerous pipeline being built by a Canadian corporation to bring tar sands oil from Alberta Canada to refineries near the Gulf of Mexico.