view as a webpage by clicking here. Ohio Farm to School Monthly Newsletter Cultivators + Classrooms + Cafeterias Issue # 10 | August 2022 Welcome! Parma City School District students growing sun gold tomatoes Welcome to the August edition of the Ohio Farm to School monthly newsletter! Read on for tips on fall planting in your school garden, the launch of the 2022 Great Apple Crunch, Farm to Summer highlights, and Ohio’s 2022 USDA Farm to School Grant awardees. Happy Back to School Month! Want to be featured in the next monthly newsletter and on Ohio’s Farm to School Websites? Share your F2S Success Stories with us! Submit your F2S Success Story here! Fall Planting in the School Garden Back in May, we […]
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Having trouble viewing this newsletter? Click here to view on a different page. Ohio Farm to School Monthly Newsletter Cultivators + Classrooms + Cafeterias Issue # 9 | July 2022 Welcome! A little cruncher makes a creative veggie caterpillar at La Petite Academy. Welcome to the July edition of the Ohio Farm to School newsletter featuring a USDA Director’s visit to an Ohio school district, Ohio agricultural education advocacy, and cucumber crunchers around the state! USDA Representative Visits Parma City School District Sarah Bleich, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) new Director of Nutrition Security and Health Equity recently visited Parma City School District. “Dr. Bleich is traveling the country to hear first-hand how communities are tackling food access, food […]
Ohio Farm to School Monthly Newsletter Cultivators + Classrooms + Cafeterias Issue #8 | June 2022 Welcome! Welcome to the June edition of the Ohio Farm to School newsletter and Ohio’s first official Farm to Summer week! Find details below on the Cucumber Crunch, how your students can adopt their very own Ohio dairy cow, and statewide advocacy for food justice. If you are having trouble viewing this page, click here. Ohio’s First Farm to Summer and Cucumber Crunch Event Crunch into a crisp cucumber this summer to celebrate nutritious foods, local farmers, and Ohio Farm to Summer! What is the Crunch? Celebrate Farm to Summer by purchasing and crunching into locally and regionally grown cucumbers. Then share photos from your […]
Ohio Farm to School Monthly Newsletter Cultivators + Classrooms + Cafeterias Issue # 7 | May 2022 Welcome! Malabar Intermediate Garden in Mansfield, Ohio. Spring is here and classes are winding down, which is the perfect time to be thinking about our school and childcare center gardens. In this month’s edition of the Ohio Farm to School Newsletter, take a closer look at maintaining and using the school garden year-round, and plan ahead for seed starting in the classroom throughout the year. Preparing the Garden for Summer Option One – No Summer Maintenance: If the school team is unable to maintain the garden over the summer, put the garden “to bed” before summer break. Harvest any remaining produce. Remove weeds. Store any […]
Ohio Farm to School Monthly Newsletter Cultivators + Classrooms + Cafeterias Issue # 6 | April 2022 Students taste-testing healthy, local foods in Cincinnati. The Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council and Feed Our Future will offer opportunities for schools to host a Local Menu Takeover next school year! Welcome! Welcome to the March edition of the Ohio Farm to School Newsletter featuring Farm to School efforts throughout the southwest region of the state. These efforts include an overview of Cincinnati’s innovative farm to school plan, Adams Brown Head Start’s fun and tasty garden initiative, and Hamilton County R3Source’s high school food waste educational initiative with La Soupe. For questions related to Farm to School in the southwest region, contact Kristine Cahall-Dosch, […]
Find the online version of the March edition of the Ohio Farm to School Newsletter linked here. Ohio Farm to School Monthly Newsletter Cultivators + Classrooms + Cafeterias Issue #5 | March 2022 Sprouts School Garden Program Participants at Amesville Elementary in Zanesville, Ohio. Welcome! Welcome to the March edition of the Ohio Farm to School Newsletter featuring Farm to School efforts throughout southeastern Ohio. We hope you find inspiration in these Farm to School programs featuring innovative public, private and nonprofit partnerships that benefit both students and communities. Zanesville City Schools The Partnering Anthropology with Science and Technology (PAST) Foundation has partnered with Zanesville City Schools and The Ocean’s Friend Aquaculture (TOFA), an Ohio company, to implement their 2021-2022 USDA Farm to School grant. The goal is […]
Ohio Farm to School Monthly Newsletter Cultivators + Classrooms + Cafeterias Issue #4 | February 2022 Photo: Alumni Meghan Bartsch and Kyra Hanes demonstrate the Grind2Energy recycling system at Dublin Jerome High School. Welcome! Welcome to the February edition of the Ohio Farm to School Newsletter featuring an innovative Grind2Energy food waste system, Ohio grown carrots, the American Dairy Association’s Adopt a Cow Program, and a 2021 USDA Farm to School grantee update. Want to be featured in the next monthly newsletter or on Ohio’s Farm to School Websites? Schools, childcare centers, and organizations can share their Farm to School stories and events with us here! Farm to School in the Classroom Dublin Jerome High School According to the National Farm to School Network, public schools […]
Students at Carrollton Exempted Village School District growing lettuce with the Lettuce Grow Towers. WATCH: Chieri Kubota Talks Controlled Environment Plant Systems Welcome! Welcome to the January edition of the Ohio Farm to School Newsletter featuring Ohio Hydroponics! Hydroponic growing is a form of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) which focuses heavily on the manipulation of light, temperature, water, and nutrients to grow plants. The most common crops grown in controlled environments are lettuce, kale, spinach, herbs, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and strawberries. The year-round accessibility of hydroponics provides engaging experiences for students, bringing agriculture education into the classroom and beyond. According to Chieri Kubota, professor of controlled environment agriculture in OSU’s Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, students with greenhouse related jobs are in high […]
Ohio State University Extension, Wood County celebrated the Great Apple Crunch by sharing how local apples are grown with preschoolers and families Meet your tour guide, Emmett and Doug Haslinger from Haslinger Orchards LLC in the below video!
Over 280,000 Ohioans (including 213,000 K-12 students) celebrated National Farm to School Month in October by collectively purchasing and crunching Ohio grown apples for the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch. Mrs. Jones Second Grade class at Dan Emmett Elementary continued the Crunch by tracking the apples the students ate throughout the month of October. Overall, the class ate 73 apples! Thanks to Tanner Cooper-Risser, Ohio State University Extension SNAP Ed Educator in Knox County for sharing this Apple Crunch class activity! See more Apple Crunch stories and examples on the Ohio Farm to School Facebook page HERE!