July 2014 Links of the Month

Links of the Month

Local:

http://westsidepioneer.com/Articles/062314/MountainSongFarm.html Nice story on Mountain Song garden!

Colorado:

http://www.western.edu/academics/extended-studies/2014-summer-teacher-institute Note the new course for School Gardens!

http://coloradogambler.com/students-learn-garden-green-way/ Even the gamblers are getting to know about School Gardens!

National:

http://discovermagazine.com/dogfish#.U6r9I-54OVc.twitter Conflicting goals, using less desireable fish in school lunch programs.

http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/newfarmers?navid=newfarmers New resource for aspiring farmers

http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/press-room/napolitano-presents-uc-initiative-state-food-and-agriculture-board University of California food program of interest. Moving the ball forward.

June 2014 Links of the Month

Links for the month:

Local:

http://blogs.gazette.com/sidestreets/2014/05/23/park-entrance-teaches-colorado-springs-kids-about-community/ – Rockrimmon garden update as they build out. Good news!

http://www.d11.org/FNS/Pages/SummerMeals.aspx D11 – expanded Summer Breakfast and Lunch program.

National:

http://civileats.com/2014/05/23/industry-packaged-school-breakfasts-better-for-kids-than-nothing/#more-20221 – Interesting look at trends in highly processed foods for school lunches.

http://civileats.com/2014/05/20/battle-lines-drawn-over-healthier-school-lunch/ – Background on the ongoing effort to roll back the improved nutrition standards for school lunches.

http://www.farmtoschool.org/Default.aspx?CCID=16779&FID=176904&ExcludeBoolFalse=True&ID=/resources-search-results – Lots of good stuff from the recent Farm to Cafeteria conference is posted here. Take a look for lots of good ideas!