Farm to School connects schools (K-12) and local farms by serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing food, farm, and nutrition education, and supporting local, family farmers. There are over 2,000 farm to school programs nationwide.

Farm to school activities can include featuring fresh, local food in school meals, hands-on cooking and taste testing, edible school gardening, field trips to farms, and standards-based experiential learning in the classroom.

Over the last decade, teachers have been discovering creative ways to teach kids about food and farming, while at the same time meeting standards-based requirements in science, math, social studies, and literature. Here are some of our favorite resources below.

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Getting Started

School Resources

Classroom Resources

The following sample lesson plans were created by Atlanta Public School elementary school teachers. All of these teachers participated in the Georgia Organics Farm to School Workshop series.