Resources

American Community Garden Association - www.communitygarden.org

 

American Horticultural Society

www.ahs.org

 

California School Garden Network, www.csgn.org

 

Center for Ecoliteracy www.ecoliteracy.org

 

Common Ground Garden Program USDA Extension Service; South Building, Room 3347; Washington, DC  20250-0900 (202-720-3513)

 

Community Food Security Coalition www.foodsecurity.org

 

The Edible Schoolyard, Berkley - www.edibleschoolyard.org

 

Environmental Education Alliance of Georgia www.eealliance.org

 

Gardening Launch Pad  http://gardeninglaunchpad.com/kids.html

 

Georgia Conservancy https://www.georgiaconservancy.org

 

The Green Guerrillas www.greenguerillas.org

 

Growing Minds: Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture (ASAP). http://growing-minds.org/   http://growing-minds.org/lessons.php  As part of a national farm to school initiative, Growing Minds is the Appalachian sustainable Agriculture Project’s farm to school program. Growing Minds strives to cultivate mutually beneficial relationships between farms and schools that create dynamic, wellness focused learning environments for our children.

 

Healthy Farms, Healthy Kids: Evaluating the Barriers and Opportunities for Farm-to-School; available at www.foodsecurity.org/pubs.html

 

Junior Master Gardener; Learn, Grow, Eat & Go http://jmgkids.us/lgeg/

Learn, Grow, Eat & GO! (LGEG) is the new research-based, evidence-based curriculum project of the International Junior Master Gardener® Program.

LGEG grows good kids through an interdisciplinary program combining academic achievement, gardening, nutrient-dense food experiences, physical activity, and school & family engagement.

 

Kitchen Expedition: Oklahoma Farm to School Cookbook 

http://www.kidchenexpedition.com  The Oklahoma Farm to School Program has put together a wonderful resource for school food professionals and other individuals interested in using local and regional foods in school meals. It includes different sections by product type as well as information about food safety and other Farm to School tips.

 

Keep Georgia Beautiful www.keepgeorgiabeautiful.org

 

Kitchen Expedition: Oklahoma Farm to School Cookbook 

http://www.kidchenexpedition.com  The Oklahoma Farm to School Program has put together a wonderful resource for school food professionals and other individuals interested in using local and regional foods in school meals. It includes different sections by product type as well as information about food safety and other Farm to School tips. 

Kitchen Gardeners International www.kitchengardeners.org

 

Life Lab at the University of California, Santa Cruz – www.lifelab.org

 

Local School Nutrition Program Contacts (By School Division)  http://www.doe.virginia.gov/

support/nutrition/resources/nutrition_programs_dir.shtml  This website provides contact information for each of local school nutrition directors. Farmers may want to visit this website as way to help communicate with nearby Virginia school nutrition directors.

 

North America Butterfly Association; Certified Butterly Garden  http://www.nababutterfly.com/NABA%20Butterfly%20Garden%20and%20Habitat%20Program/cert_index.html

 

National Arbor Day Foundation www.arborday.org

 

National Environmental Education and Training Foundation www.neetf.org

 

National Farm to School Program  www.farmtoschool.org

 

National Federation of Wildlife— certified natural habitat http://www.nwf.org/Garden-For-Wildlife/Create.aspx

 

National Gardening Association  http://www.garden.org  http://kidsgardening.com

 

National Wildlife Foundation http://www.nwf.org/Garden-For-Wildlife/Create/Schoolyards.aspx

 

Ranger Rick (TM) monthly magazine; www.nwf.org

 

Seeds of Change: Seed Donation Program  www.seedsofchange.com

 

Texas A&M University  http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu

 

University of Florida Agricultural Extension School Gardens  http://solutionsforyourlife.ufl.edu/hot_topics/lawn_and_garden/school_gardens.shtml

 

Virginia Cooperative Extension Office www.ext.vt.edu

 

Virginia Grown  http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/vagrown  This website provides information about Virginia grown farm products and includes a search engine that allows users to search by farm type, product, and location. This website can help food distributors and school nutrition directors locate possible sources of Virginia Grown foods.

Virginia Local Foods Cookbook  http://www.pubs.ext.vt.edu/3001/3001-9027/3001-9027.html

  Virginia Cooperative Extension has compiled a local foods cookbook featuring recipes that can be made using local foods. This resource cookbook can be downloaded from the Virginia Cooperative Extension website under “Publications and Educational Resources” or by clicking on the Extension Homepage quick link Community Food Systems under “Foods, Nutrition, and Health”. 

Virginia Grown Farm to Table Product Availability Calendar  http://virginiafarmtotable.org/food/seasonality-calendar/

Virginia School Nutrition Program  http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/nutrition/index.shtml This website provides information about the Virginia School Nutrition Program as well as contact information to the state director and other state personnel.

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