Arkansas teachers, school nutrition staff, farmers, and parents, would you like to:
Then this training is for you!
The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and FoodCorps Arkansas, with support from Van Buren Public Schools, are hosting “Arkansas Farm to School Summit: Growing Together” on March 15, 2017, at King Elementary School in Van Buren, Arkansas.
With a focus on program sustainability, this event will feature practical sessions on implementing farm to school activities that have staying power: designing integrated garden lessons, using school gardens as outdoor classrooms, procuring local foods, cooking with kids, and more.
Registration is $10, which includes lunch. The deadline to register is March 3, 2017. Register online here. Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are available, with price levels ranging from $100-$1,000. Click here for exhibitor and sponsorship details.If you are interested in exhibiting or becoming a sponsor, please contact Margo Hale at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support for this training comes from a USDA Farm to School Grant (CN-F2S-SS-16-MT-01).
From a release
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