Rogue Valley Farm to School
Farm to school programs
link local farms with schools.
This simple concept holds great potential as a solution to two of the major challenges facing our society: concerns about the diet and health of children and the dwindling of small farms. By purchasing locally grown products, schools are able to serve fresher produce to students, create new markets for local farms, and incorporate exciting programs that meet state education standards. Farms gain a sense of community involvement by impacting the lives of children and becoming involved in agricultural education, while benefiting from increased sales.
Join Rogue Valley Farm to School for our Fall Volunteer Orientation!
Join us on farms by volunteering with our Harvest Meal program! Attend the volunteer orientation on August 30th from 6 pm to 8 pm, then shadow at Dunbar Farms on September 7th or The Farm at SOU on September 8th.
Learn kitchen skills and safety, post-harvest food handling, recipe creation and nutrition information, as well as tips for student management in an outdoor setting and instruction on how to lead hands-on lessons in the field.