Registration Open!

Farm to School Workshop: Harvest of the Month for Rural Communities

Register here: Cost $15, after you fill out the registration form you will be shown a link to make the payment.

Registration covers lunch and snacks. Limited funding available to cover mileage and/or registration. Please request funding in the registration form. Provided by Northern Pulse Growers Association

 

Where: Gardiner Schools 510, Stone Street, Gardiner MT 59030

When: Friday, April 21, 2023, 10am-4pm

CEUs: We will be offering three OPI Teacher Continuing Education Units. To receive these CEUs, you will need to attend the entire event and pick up your certificate at the end of the event prior to leaving.

Contact: Molly Kirkham | MT Local Foods Specialist | National Center for Appropriate Technology | mollyk@ncat.org | (406) 494-8672

Join the National Center for Appropriate Technology, Farm to School of Park County, Gardiner Schools, and partners for the first of three Farm to School Workshops! This workshop will provide general training on farm to school and Montana Harvest of the Month as well as feature how Gardiner Public Schools and Farm to School of Park County implement these initiatives.The Montana Harvest of the Month program showcases a different Montana grown or raised food each month. It is a perfect way to launch or grow a farm to school or farm to cafeteria program. 

Successful farm to school initiatives generally depend on a partnership of school staff, community members, and others. At the workshop you will learn from people involved in farm to school initiatives, including food service directors, parents, organizations, producers, and educators. The workshop will also offer personalized training based on your role in the community. If you are a parent or organization interested in helping with taste tests, a food service director in search of realistic recipes and local procurement strategies, an educator looking to align farm to school activities with curriculum, or a producer interested in working with schools and other institutions, this event is for you! 

Registration covers lunch and snacks. There are limited funds available to assist with travel and registration costs, please request funding in the registration form. Continuing Education Credits will be offered for educators.

Project hosts and partners

This project has been funded at least in part with Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the view or policies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.