Thursday, July 17th – Asheville NC
Sponsored by the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project
and the Community Farm Alliance,
Southeast Regional Lead Agencies for the National Farm to School Network
What is Growing Minds Farm to School Program?
As part of a national farm to school initiative, Growing Minds is the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project’s (ASAP) farm to school training program. Growing Minds strives to cultivate mutually beneficial relationships between farms and schools that create dynamic, wellness-focused learning environments for our children. We do this by working with farmers, educators, and communities to serve local food in schools, while expanding opportunities for farm field trips, experiential nutrition education and school gardens. Currently at least one of these four components is being implemented in Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, Mitchell, Rutherford, and Yancey County, as well as Asheville City Schools.
Who should attend the Farm to School Conference?
If you …
- live/work in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia or Florida AND
- are either an agriculture professional, farmer, Child Nutrition Director, food distributor or school personnel AND
- are currently involved in farm to school work or plan to be
YOU SHOULD BE THERE!!!
Workshop topics include:
Making the Pitch to Child Nutrition Directors
Distribution: Opportunities and Challenges
Connecting Farm to School with Local Food Campaigns
Child Nutrition Directors’ Perspective
The National Farm to School Network and How Farm to School Works
The Education of Farm to School
Conference cost? $50
Includes a full day of workshops, resource notebook, breakfast and lunch
Registration is limited.
Sign up now to reserve your spot.
Registration Deadline is July 1st!
Scholarships (that also cover travel expenses) are available on a first come, first serve basis. Contact Libby at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at
Accommodations available the Four Points by Sheraton
Call the reservations department (828-253-1851 or 888-854-6897) and mention that you are with Appalachian Sustainable Agricultural Project (ASAP) and that the group has a rate offer and the reservationist will automatically extend your discounted rate ($150 per night for standard king and double rooms plus 10.75% tax
Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project
729 Haywood Rd., #3, Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 236-1282 (phone); (828) 236-1280 (fax)