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Schools Unite Around Food

Published on May 20, 2015 under Uncategorized

For the past decade, Ecotrust has run an active farm to school program, yet we are neither a farm nor a school. What is farm to school, what work do we do, and how does it impact local farmers and kids?  This past fall, Ecotrust wrapped up a three-year project funded by Kaiser Permanente, helping 36 low-income school districts in our region bring farm to school programs to life. As the project concluded, we zoomed in on the Salem-Keizer School District, where local food procurement and a school-based aquaculture program have taken off, to share a slice of this work. We hope this gives a window into our work and its impact.