California Farm to School Update

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Published on March 24, 2009

Author: farmtoschool

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From Western regional meeting of the National Farm to School Network. Portland, OR. March 20, 2009.

California Farm to School Update Western Regional Farm to School Meeting March 20, 2009 | Portland, OR

California Schools 9,821 public schools 6.3 million students 51% qualify for free or reduced lunch

9,821 public schools

6.3 million students

51% qualify for free or reduced lunch

California Agriculture Most productive agricultural state in the nation CA grows about half of the nation’s fresh produce Year round growing season

Most productive agricultural state in the nation

CA grows about half of the nation’s fresh produce

Year round growing season

California Farm to School Estimates 100 districts 1,000 schools

100 districts

1,000 schools

Farm to School Coordinators Davis Fresno Humboldt Los Angeles Oakland Sacramento San Diego San Francisco San Luis Obispo Ventura Watsonville

Davis

Fresno

Humboldt

Los Angeles

Oakland

Sacramento

San Diego

San Francisco

San Luis Obispo

Ventura

Watsonville

California Farm to School Strengths Year round growing season 12 years of farm to school Abundant farmers’ markets Pilot fruit & vegetable grants Broad coalition of support

Year round growing season

12 years of farm to school

Abundant farmers’ markets

Pilot fruit & vegetable grants

Broad coalition of support

Barriers to F2S and Gardens Low state spending on education Limited political support Size of state Access to local growers

Low state spending on education

Limited political support

Size of state

Access to local growers

www.cafarmtoschoool.org

For More Information Moira Beery Center for Food & Justice (323) 341-5099 | [email_address] www.cafarmtoschool.org www.csgn.org

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