Umpqua Valley Farm 2 School

A sustainable gardening education program for young people.

Who we areWhat we do

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FARM TO SCHOOL enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and early care and education sites.

Students gain access to healthy, local foods as well as education opportunities such as school gardens, cooking lessons, and farm field trips. Farm to school empowers children and their families to make informed food choices while strengthening the local economy and contributing to vibrant communities.

43,000 schools in all 50 states have farm to school programs today, reaching 20 million students and spending $789 million a year on local food.

Our Programs

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Support our cause! Donations help us provide farm field trips, produce for tasting tables, hands-on garden programs at schools, and education for over 500 youth in our region.

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Volunteer Programs

Want to volunteer with us? Sign up today for opportunities to support in-school education, gardening and harvest efforts, market days, farm field trips, and fundraisers.

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Educator Programs

We help maintain school gardens and provide hands-on classes to youth in and after school. And now, we’re building virtual classes and sending Farm-to-School kits!

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Garden Map

Get to know the many farms and gardens we support throughout the Umpqua Valley. This map continues to grow and expand, so stay tuned!

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Event Calendar

We host events throughout the year and have ongoing opportunities to engage with our work! Check our calendar to find the latest events near you.

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Our Blog

Our blog features newsletters, recipes, current happenings in school gardens, and community member posts on gardening, agriculture, and more!

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Why Farm to School?

KIDS WIN

Farm to school provides all kids access to nutritious, high-quality, local food so they are ready to learn and grow. Farm to school activities enhance classroom education through hands-on learning related to food, health, agriculture and nutrition.

FARMERS WIN

Farm to school can serve as a significant financial opportunity for farmers, fishers, ranchers, food processors and food manufacturers by opening doors to an institutional market worth billions of dollars.

COMMUNITIES WIN

Farm to school benefits everyone from students, teachers and administrators to parents and farmers, providing opportunities to build family and community engagement. Buying from local producers and processors creates new jobs and strengthens the local economy.

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If you would like more information about our programs or want to find out how you can help, please don’t hesitate to contact us.