The Student Gardens Program; A Closer Look

The Student Gardens Program; A Closer Look
Posted on 10/18/2017
The Student GardensFarm-to-school programs, like at Trevilians Elementary in Louisa County, connect students and schools with locally grown and raised food products They also provide children with healthy food items in school cafeterias. According to the most recent USDA survey of school districts, 68 of Virginia’s 132 school divisions have farm-to-school programs and another 30 are in the process of establishing programs. In addition, nearly half of the divisions plan to increase purchases of locally grown-and-raised food products. Louisa County Public Schools remains at the forefront of modern approaches to education. Currently, four of six schools in the district have their own gardens, with plans for a fifth school to join the fold in Winter 2017. Visit the following links for more details on how the Student Gardens programs work! The Student Gardens Program - Click Here Farm to School: Instruction and SOL objectives - Click here Farm to School Nutrition - Click here
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