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It Takes a Village to Transform School Lunches

By. Debbie Friedman, Program Director, The Conscious Kitchen   In the dining hall at Willow Creek Academy, a long line of eager kids winds its way toward the delicious aromas from the serving area, where chefs and fellow student servers with smiling faces await....

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Grow. Teach. Eat. Repeat.

By. Rachael Jones, Farm to School Director, Livingston (Montana) Public Schools   We typically think of farm to school as incorporating local produce, dairy, grains, and meat into school meals, but let’s not forget fish! Along the banks of the famous Yellowstone...

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Planting Seeds for Farm to School Success

By. Christina Conell, Senior Technical Advisor, USDA Office of Community Food Systems   Farm to school efforts are all about connecting kids to where their food comes from. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Office of Community Food Systems (OCFS) helps...

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Harvesting Life Lessons

By. Carrie Koplinka-Loehr   Reprinted with permission from Green Teacher #106, Spring 2015. Learn more about Green Teacher’s nonprofit magazine and books at...

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Field of Service: If You Create It, They Will Come

By. Bradley Ferguson, student at Mainland Regional High School, Linwood, New Jersey   Partnership. Teamwork. Dedication. Determination. With these ingredients, my school and community have cooked up a rich educational experience for students, and provided a...

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The (Solar) Power of Authenticity

By. Keith David Reeves, Technology Coach, Discovery Elementary School (Arlington, VA)   August 21st, the day of the recent solar eclipse, fell between the end of Summer School and the start of the regular school year, but the 1,706 solar panels at Discovery Elementary...

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Think Global, Teach Local: It is More Relevant and Realistic

The world we inhabit today is vastly different from the one our parents and grandparents lived in. Technology and ease of travel give the illusion that the distance between countries is shorter, making the planet feel smaller. Our communities are a melting pot of...

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