October is around the corner, and it’s National Farm to School Month! Farm to School month highlights the importance of relationships between farms and schools and the programs implemented to improve agriculture education and child nutrition and support local economies. Georgia Organics serves as the state lead for the National Farm to School Network and is celebrating carrots by theming this year’s Farm to School Month “Rooting for Carrots”. You can sign up on their website to participate and receive resources via email, including carrot-themed activities, videos, and lesson plans.
Use the hashtag #RootingForCarrots on social media to post pictures of your carrot activities – the poster with the most #RootingForCarrots photos will win a prize! Partner with your local school for some carrot-themed fun and celebrate all things carrots!
The Georgia Department of Education and Wholesome Wave Georgia recently hosted a webinar to discuss partnerships between farmers markets and schools and resources for Farm to School month. View the webinar HERE! (You must enter your name and email to view.)