A group of interested persons sharing information and questions about conducting successful school community garden programs in South Carolina.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Many of our Farm to School recipients have done really well with incorporating all aspect of the program. This article displays the success of school district 4 in Anderson County. The grant they received from the state of South Carolina has helped enhance six schools and teach numerous students the importance of agriculture and eating healthy.
Farm to School is growing in popularity nationwide, with a focus on serving students fresh fruits and vegetables grown on local farms. South Carolina’s program is a joint effort between the state’s Department of Education, Department of Agriculture, Department of Health and Environmental Control, and Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute. Their efforts, coupled with the blooming interest among school districts and communities, are bringing local farm products into school nutrition programs.
To stay up to date with the South Carolina Farm to School program and hear more success stories, like Anderson County, visit the website, follow Farm to School on Facebook and Twitter.