A group of interested persons sharing information and questions about conducting successful school community garden programs in South Carolina.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
From Field to Fair
The South Carolina State Fair is introducing a new program, From Field to Fair, designed to educate, entertain and motivate consumers about the wonders – and the profound importance – of agriculture in South Carolina. Children are a large target within this program and will have the opportunity to become "Ambassadors of Agriculture." With parental assistance, they can download and print off a Passport to Sustainability. In order to fill their passport with stamps, children must complete all 15 agricultural themed games on the From Field to Fair website. At the completion of each game, they will be provided with a printable certificate with a cut-out to place in their passport.
Once the passport has been completed bring it to the SC Department of Agriculture's exhibit at the SC State Fair (October 10-21, 2012) to be initiated. Each child will receive a blue ribbon, a special picture and will get to participate in hands-on activities within the exhibit.
This is a great program designed to connect children, and adults, with the source of their food and the process it takes in getting it to consumers. So many people have been disconnected from this process. Take part in "From Field to Fair" to learn more about South Carolina Agriculture and the importance it plays within our State!