Alachua Farm to School Program

Program Type: 
Farm Based, Garden Classrooms, Academic Classrooms, School Cafeterias, Kitchen Classrooms, Business, Support Organization
Grade Level/Age Group: 
College/University, High School, Middle School, Upper Elementary, Lower Elementary, Kindergarten
Number of Individuals Program Serves: 
Year Founded: 
About the Program: 

The following description is a summary of our farm to school plan funded by a 2014 USDA Farm to School Program grant: Alachua County Public Schools seeks to increase the amount of locally produced foods served in school meals, and to expand nutrition and wellness curriculum through support from a Farm to School Planning Grant. In developing a comprehensive farm to school program, Alachua County Public Schools will focus on high need Title I elementary schools. A farm to school coordinator will be hired to oversee and facilitate various outreach activities and to develop a district nutrition and wellness program, as well as carry out feasibility studies for increasing procurement of local foods and for upgrading district infrastructure to support processing and distribution to individual schools.

Program Members: