Grow It Forward's Farm-to-School Program Presented By Shipbuilders Credit Union


Welcome to Grow It Forward's Manitowoc Farm-to-School presented by Shipbuilders Credit Union.

Our Farm-to-School programing covers local food, gardening, food preparation, and nutrition topics. Participants gain a more in-depth understanding of the relationship between soil, plants and food, and learn expert recommendations for nutrition and physical activity.
 

Grow It Forward’s Farm-to-School Program Goals:
 

  • Promoting our community's health by providing fresh and minimally processed foods in schools.

  • Supporting the development of healthy eating habits.

  • Increasing the community’s knowledge about agriculture, food, nutrition, and the environment.

  • Introducing local farmers and food producers to our community at large.

  • Introducing horticulture, landscaping, food production, culinary, and urban farming careers to community at large

  • Strengthening local economies by expanding markets for Wisconsin agricultural producers and food entrepreneurs.

  • Fostering relationships between local schools, non-profit agencies, and churches with gardening programs.

  • Participating in Healthiest Manitowoc County Activity and Nutrition coalition, bringing new participants to the table including parents, teachers, local food organizations, school board members, etc.
     

Highlight of Farm-to-School Activities:

 

School programming incorporates science, math, language arts, social studies, and art with hands-on learning for all ages. Programing may be aligned with on-site school gardens, or at our community garden to help students learn about plant identification, growing seasons, composting, pests, what a garden needs to thrive, health, nutrition, literacy, and socialization.

  • Providing lessons about healthy eating choices

  • Taste-testing local foods snack attack/snacktivity, salad bar

  • Cooking classes/demonstrations

  • Community garden activities, outdoor and experiential learning

  • After school activities

  • Meet your producer events

  • Greenhouse & urban farming lessons
     

Thank you to our 2019-20

Farm-to-School

Presenting Sponsor

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