July 2013 Links

Local School Garden:

http://foothillsgarden.blogspot.com/ has a great slide show of the Foothills Elementary garden build out

http://www.gazette.com/articles/scout-152354-school-boost.html – Gazette article on Foothills Elementary garden build

Colorado School Gardens:

http://dug.org/dsgc/ Denver School Garden program resources

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/zester-daily/kimbal-musk-future-school-gardens_b_2083057.html – are plastic raised beds the wave of the future?

National Farm to School:

http://farmtocafeteriaconference.org – 7th National Farm to School Conference will be April 15-18, 2014.

School Garden Fundraising:

http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/f2s/webinars.htm – USDA website for Farm to School grants (due April 23rd, 2013)

http://gardenabcs.com/Grants.html Good set of funding source links

Agriculture change:

http://www.bigpictureagriculture.com/2013/03/smart-innovative-farmers-in-the-dakotas-332.html – very interesting article on next-gen farming in Dakotas.

May 2013 Links

Local School Links:

http://www.csindy.com/IndyBlog/archives/2013/02/27/school-lunch-lovin-and-a-new-csa some good press for D11 lunches

Colorado School Links:

http://www.blueberrycouncil.org/dynamo-digest/the-changing-face-of-school-lunchcolorado-style/ Douglas county district changes

http://www.ednewscolorado.org/news/planting-school-gardens-everywhere another link on Kitchen Community Project

International School Lunches:

http://karenlebillon.com/2013/02/05/2519/ Japanese school lunches (hat tip Judith Rice-Jones)

Healthy Kids links

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/03/29/175710393/fruit-not-fries-lunchroom-makeovers-nudge-kids-toward-better-choices helping kids make good choices (hat tip Judith Rice-Jones)

http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/ LiveWell site

Great School Garden ideas:

http://www.njfarmtoschool.org/school-gardens/2013-nj-school-garden-of-the-year-contest/ New Jersey is having a statewide school garden completion, seems like it could be a fun idea.

Agriculture change:

http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2013/04/where-scrutiny-crop-insurance-fraud interesting comparison of fraud rates for crop insurance and SNAP aid

April 2013 Links

Local School Garden:

http://foothillsgarden.blogspot.com/ has a great slide show of the Foothills Elementary garden build out

http://www.gazette.com/articles/scout-152354-school-boost.html – Gazette article on Foothills Elementary garden build

Colorado School Gardens:

http://dug.org/dsgc/ Denver School Garden program resources

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/zester-daily/kimbal-musk-future-school-gardens_b_2083057.html – are plastic raised beds the wave of the future?

National Farm to School:

http://farmtocafeteriaconference.org – 7th National Farm to School Conference will be April 15-18, 2014.

School Garden Fundraising:

http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/f2s/webinars.htm – USDA website for Farm to School grants (due April 23rd, 2013)

http://gardenabcs.com/Grants.html Good set of funding source links

Agriculture change:

http://www.bigpictureagriculture.com/2013/03/smart-innovative-farmers-in-the-dakotas-332.html – very interesting article on next-gen farming in Dakotas.