California Statewide Organizing

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Published on March 23, 2009

Author: farmtoschool

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From the short course "Organizing Farm to School Statewide: Collaboration Models for Program, Policy, and Success of Scale" at the Farm to Cafeteria Conference. Thursday, March 13, 2009. Portland, OR.

Contact Moira Beery at beery@oxy.edu for more information.

 

CA Farm to School Early History Farm to school began in CA 1997 2002, Kellogg grant initiated formal collaboration between F2S programs statewide. Participants were F2S advocates, researchers, and school food service

Farm to school began in CA 1997

2002, Kellogg grant initiated formal collaboration between F2S programs statewide.

Participants were F2S advocates, researchers, and school food service

California Farm to School Taskforce 2004, Began convening the California Farm to School Taskforce with added participation from CA Dept of Education, CA Dept of Health, and CA Dept of Food & Agriculture, plus F2S advocates, ag representatives, and school representatives Group was started as a way to influence state agencies to support farm to school, but the differing viewpoints of members made that difficult to achieve. Group decided to focus on education and promotion of farm to school in CA

2004, Began convening the California Farm to School Taskforce with added participation from CA Dept of Education, CA Dept of Health, and CA Dept of Food & Agriculture, plus F2S advocates, ag representatives, and school representatives

Group was started as a way to influence state agencies to support farm to school, but the differing viewpoints of members made that difficult to achieve.

Group decided to focus on education and promotion of farm to school in CA

California Farm to School Taskforce 2008, Developed and launched www.cafarmtoschool.org. Decided to work on policy after the victories in neighboring states. Taskforce groups decided to focus on policy, food service support. May consider organizing by region.

2008, Developed and launched www.cafarmtoschool.org. Decided to work on policy after the victories in neighboring states.

Taskforce groups decided to focus on policy, food service support. May consider organizing by region.

California Farm to School Strengths Long history of F2s implementation and collaboration in California Many programs being implemented in the state from which to learn Financial support from CA Dept of Public Health Farm to school messaging is now being integrated into diverse groups and coalitions throughout the state.

Long history of F2s implementation and collaboration in California

Many programs being implemented in the state from which to learn

Financial support from CA Dept of Public Health

Farm to school messaging is now being integrated into diverse groups and coalitions throughout the state.

California Farm to School Strengths Farm to school coordinators throughout the state Davis Fresno Humboldt Los Angeles Oakland Sacramento San Diego San Francisco Ventura Watsonville

Farm to school coordinators throughout the state

Davis

Fresno

Humboldt

Los Angeles

Oakland

Sacramento

San Diego

San Francisco

Ventura

Watsonville

California Farm to School Barriers Large size & population of state makes effective collaboration difficult Powerful ag lobbies in CA limit support for smaller local agriculture Differing definitions of farm to school we initially a barrier for Taskforce members. Need a dedicated leader with more time devoted to moving the group forward.

Large size & population of state makes effective collaboration difficult

Powerful ag lobbies in CA limit support for smaller local agriculture

Differing definitions of farm to school we initially a barrier for Taskforce members.

Need a dedicated leader with more time devoted to moving the group forward.

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

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