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Join the Farm to School Leadership Team on Tuesday, April 28

Hello farm to school community, 
Over the past month, have you wondered what COVID-19 means for farm to school? Across the cafeteria, classroom, and garden, we’re all impacted by the new reality we’re living in--so let’s come together, even though we’re having to stay apart.

Join the Farm to School Leadership Team on Tuesday, April 28 as we partner for a special Rapid Response Local Foods College webinar focused on Farm to School! As a statewide network we can support schools, farmers, and communities, to understand needs and figure out ways to be innovative and creative together.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 3:00pm to 4:30pm ZOOM (Register in advance)
Learn more about this webinar and other COVID 19 resources for farm to school and early care and education below. If you have resources you’ve found particularly helpful during this pandemic or would like to contribute to a future newsletter, please share it by emailing: farmtoschool@umn.edu.

The Farm to School Leadership Team

Farm to School Rapid Response Local Foods College Webinar - April 28

This special series of webinars hosted by the Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships was created in response to the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic. Every Tuesday and Thursday, these sessions provide a forum for the small farm and local food communities to connect, network, and share information that can help us all navigate a path forward through these difficult times.

The Farm to School Rapid Response session will feature:

Updates on school meal changes and state-level grants and supports, including the State Health Improvement Program and AGRI Farm to School grants

Reminders of existing Farm to School resources for building connections, increasing local procurement, growing gardens, and enhancing agricultural education

Space to ask questions, share stories, and come together to support food service operators, farmers, students, teachers, and everyone else who makes Farm to School great in Minnesota.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 3:00pm to 4:30pm ZOOM (Register in advance)

COVID-19 Resource Hub for Farm to School & ECE

The National Farm to School Network has launched a new page on their website dedicated to making it easier for you to find all of the resources, information, and news you need to support your community food systems work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.

Resources to Support School Gardens During COVID-19

The School Garden Support Organization Network (SGSO) is offering virtual gatherings, an online discussion forum and distance teaching resources. Learn more. For Minnesota resources, check out the MN Schoolyard Garden Coalition’s website here.