Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Farm to School Programs
I was listening to the Bioneers podcast this weekend and particularly enjoyed a talk by Michael Shuman called Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities. He wrote a book by the same title. It was super interesting and I would definitely like to read the book.
One of the ideas he mentioned was farm to school programs that connect local farms with schools so that the students can have healthier meals. I had heard about this idea, but never realized that there was a National Farm to School Network. The Community Food Security Coalition and Foodroots.org also have a lot of good information about farm to school programs.
Seems like a win-win social entrepreneurship situation. Better food for young people and more business for local farms.