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Justin Tuley
July 28th, 2015
The IDEA Public Schools farm program began in 2007 as a simple partnership with a local farm. Over the past eight years, the program has blossomed into three half-acre on-campus school farms, each growing vegetables that are delivered to the district's school cafeterias and onto students’ plates. In the last two years alone, the IDEA campus farms grew more than 10,000 pounds of produce to...
Jane Hirschi
July 16th, 2015
Young people need garden-based learning in their education, but how to get school gardens working in a sustainable way in high-need, urban public schools is proving to be a hurdle. Ripe for Change: Garden-Based Learning in Schools...
Danna Scigaj
July 10th, 2015
Michigan weather challenges the community to sync the growing season with the school year. At the Waterford School District’s Edible Schoolyard, the off-campus destination sees the advent of Planting Day after the last average frost date:...

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Recommended Reading

Published: July 23, 2015
PBS NewsHour
Alice Waters shares her vision for edible education in the latest edition of the Brief but Spectacular interview series. 
Published: July 20, 2015
Daily Inter Lake
Montana State University begins a study of local districts' beef-to-schools program. (Photo: dane brian via Flickr) 
Published: July 19, 2015
Wisconsin Clearinghouse
A collection of case studies and strategies gathered from farm to school efforts in 14 Wisconsin communities. (Photo: USDAgov via Flickr)
Published: July 10, 2015
An infographic, created by the National Coalition for Sustainable Agriculture, outlines CNR's path through Congress.