Farm to School

Farm to School Capacity Building & Outreach

Farm to School is about more than including local food in school lunch. It’s also about integrating food and farm education into the classroom through experiential learning such as through school gardens, taste tests, farm field trips, and hands-on cooking activities.

The goal of the Farm to School Capacity Building Project Team is to raise awareness of the benefits of farm to school activities, by championing local teachers and providing assistance, support and education to local schools and institutions about the benefits of local food systems & healthychoices.

2016 Farm-to-School Showcase

As part of the 2016 Driftless Farm Crawl, community members were invited to tour the school gardens at Alternative Learning Center (ALC), in celebration of the the small steps teachers, students and staff at Dubuque Community School District are taking to connect kids to healthy local food.

ALC offered tours of their school gardens while food & nutrition staff shared about local food procurement efforts and Dubuque County ISU Extension & Outreach demonstrated hands-on cooking activities.

Resources for Educators 

School Gardens 101 

Download the Dubuque Community School District Wellness Policy