A primary goal of the Farm to School Coalition of North Carolina is to weave together an understanding of what great stories and ideas are happening across the state. Check back often to read the latest farm to school news and to submit your own story!
June 12, 2017
2017-2019 USDA Farm to School Grant Recipient in NC
Congratulations to the Beaufort County Board of Education in Washington, North Carolina for being awarded an implementation grant from USDA for Farm to School starting in October 2017. 44 applications were received by USDA nationally and 17 were awarded.
February 28, 2017
NFSN Awards Core and Supporting Partnership grant to North Carolina
The Center for Environmental Farming Systems, serving as North Carolina’s Core Partner together with the the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project, the NC Department of Public Instruction, the Department of Health and Human Services and the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (as Supporting Partners) were notified in mid-February 2017 that their application to the National Farm to School Network had been accepted and awarded.
August 26, 2015
Big Things are Happening for Little Kids in Hot Springs
A tree house, a mud kitchen, an edible garden, a big stage (as well as a small one, for those not quite ready for prime time)…and did I mention a garden? The sweetest little garden which included a table and chairs for chatting or eating, and a bug hotel. Yes, a bug hotel!
August 25, 2015
A School Year in the Making
“Gather around everyone, I am going to show you how to puree the basil from our garden. We are making pesto! After you’re finished we can save one jar for sampling and the rest will go into the freezer.”