Whether you already have plans to implement and celebrate farm to school activities at your school, or you are just starting to think about how you can participate — let us know about it by completing this “Call to Action” form and checking out the resources below!

 

Call to Action

In celebration of Pennsylvania Farm to School Month in October, I commit to (check all that apply!):

Resources

The Pennsylvania Farm to School Network is here to support you! Check out the resources for celebrating Farm to School Month here and below. Use the hashtags #PAFarmToSchool and #F2SMonth when sharing your photos and highlights on social media!

 

Pennsylvania Farm to School Month Resources

 

Educational Activities & Promotional Materials

 

School Garden Activities

  • The Growing Healthy Habits curriculum posted on the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) website aims to use gardening as a tool to teach about nutrition, to encourage students to consume more fruits and vegetables, and increase physical activity. Find handouts, lesson plans, a journal entry activity, and a taste testing for every lesson.
  • Additional lesson plans and printable posters for educators can be found on the Team Nutrition Garden Resources page of the USDA website.
  • School Garden Support Organization Network is a peer-to-peer learning network that provides professional and leadership development, resources, and platforms to connect to members serving at a school, district, regional, state, or national level. 
  • KidsGardening.org offers up fun garden ideas for all ages with downloadable resources and easy to follow step-by-step instructions.
  • Contact your local county Extension office for gardening information and support at Penn State Extension.

 

Serving & Procuring Local Produce

 

Fact Sheets & Additional Resources

 

Social Media Tips and Sample Posts