Saturday, August 08, 2009
Third Annual One Field Meal: Mexican Barbacoa at Deck Family Farm!
Monday, February 05, 2007
School Garden Project partnership
The School Garden Project provides the following services for local schools:
Teaching students in school gardens Organizing garden work parties Assisting with garden construction Recruiting volunteers to help Consulting on site choice and design Organizing a garden committee Advising on curriculum integration Sponsoring teacher in-services and UO School Garden seminars Obtaining donations of gardening materials from local businesses Providing a lending library of gardening tools, books, and videos Maintaining an email listserve and websiteMore >>
Food On - Farm to Cafeteria partnership
......Food On - Farm to Cafeteria was created to promote locally produced foods in cafeterias of K-12 schools, colleges, universities, hospitals, nursing homes, businesses, and other institutions. We will offer schools and other institutions the tools to connect with farms though their own or other distributors, special event planning, promotional material, and community outreach. We help make the connections: helping communities, schools and private business understand that the bottom line involves more than just financial profits. The costs of tomorrow - long term health care costs, quality of life, food security and our local landscape must be accounted for in today's bottom line.... As a project of the Willamette Farm and Food Coalition, Food On wants to work in partnership with school districts, food service providers, parents, students, community members, farmers and food distributors to create the best possible Farm to Cafeteria program here in Lane County.... more >>
Labels: Partner Organizations
Monday, November 27, 2006
School Gardening & Dining (NPR story)
Oregon School Cafeteria Makes It from Scratch
byThird-grader Devina Boughton holds a carrot harvested from her school's garden. photo by Jane Greenhalgh NPR © 2006
Morning Edition, November 23, 2006 · Thanksgiving is a time to savor good food, something you don't expect to find in a school cafeteria. In fact, most schools across the country serve reheated, premade food that is trucked in from central kitchens. Daily offerings are often uninspiring: chicken sticks, macaroni and cheese, and pizza.
But there is a move in some parts of the country to bring real cooking back to school kitchens. Last year, Abernathy Elementary School in Portland, Ore., bought a second-hand stove and a big mixer and started cooking all its food from scratch... more>>
Sunday, September 04, 2005
School Garden & Urban Farm event, Sept 25
Sunday, September 25, 2005
This is a fabulous opportunity to learn more about the efforts of our wonderful educational institutions to support home grown foods. We start at Parker Elementary School for a demonstration and talk from Sharon Blick, coordinator of the Parker Eastside Garden Project.
We then drive to the University of Oregon's urban farm. Lori Nelson and Ann Bettman will take us on a tour and describe the Landscape Architecture Department's farm. This hidden gem is located near the mill race.
1-2 pm Sharon Blick, the executive director of the School Garden Project, will give a tour of the school garden at Eastside school. The school is located at 38th and Potter.
2-4 pm Ann Bettman, the director of the Urban Farm, will give a brief history of the farm. Lorri Nelson, the President of the School Garden Project will share even more about the great gardens started in Lane County Schools. Directions: Franklin Blvd. to light at Onyx Street, turn north over the millrace. Park in university parking lots 2 (north of the duck pond), 3A or 3B-free on Sundays. Follow the signs to the Urban Farm, east of the parking lots, adjacent to the millrace. Do not park in lot 5A (south of the millrace) unless you have a permit.
Please bring your own potluck dish, your own picnic supplies and beverages to the Urban Farm. Festivities will include a farm tour, apple pressing for apple cider, fruit cobbler for dessert and homemade ice cream.
Ticket Price: $10.00 Members $12.00 Adult Non-Members
Available at Newman’s Fish Market and Long’s Meat Market
Cash and check only
For more information regarding the School Garden Project go to www.efn.org/%7Esgp/mission.html