Blog Archive

Friday, June 2, 2017

MI Farm to School News

Hello Network!

I hope you all had a wonderful first couple days of June. It certainly is starting to feel like summer. Kick your weekend off with this week's news – a really great article in Petoskey News that's a few weeks old, but I got wind this week that it's inspiring some other schools to follow suit!


"Try-It Tuesdays" Promote Healthy Eating in Schools

Petoskey News

A group of parents and community members have came together and developed a program that allows students to taste, learn and give feedback on the produce that is given to them. 

Michigan Schools Recognized for Promoting Healthy Lifestyles 

Michigan Chronicle 

55 Michigan schools are being recognized for fostering healthy eating, physical activity habits, and tobacco-free lifestyles among more than 24,000 students.


Webinar: Farm toECE: Engaging Parents in Farm to ECE programs 

June 14, 2017 1:00 PM ET

The last in our 2016-2017 MI Farm to ECE Webinar Series! This one is cohosted with Angela Lugo-Thomas from Keep Growing Detroit and will cover their strategies for engaging parents in early childhood gardens! You can catch up on all the recordings as well!

2017 All About Food: From Farm  to Fork Conference 

Macomb County Community College University Center

June 6, 2017 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The Macomb Food Systems Collaborative has created a one-day conference for people who grow, produce, process, market, distribute, prepare or eat food.Register now 

Webinar: Measuring the Impact of School Gardens

Tuesday June 6, 2017 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

Hear how and why School Garden Support Organizations across the nation measure the impact of school garden programming. Learn a wide range of assessment tools and strategies from different organizations.

Michigan June 2017 Nutrition Conference

June 21,2017 8:20 AM – June 23, 2017 5:00 PM EDT

Get excited! This year there's annual June conference is jam packed with local foods! Start out with the Cultivate Michigan Bean Tour on Tuesday, June 20, and join us for a CACFP focused seasonal menu planning workshop and a local food purchasing rules and regulations workshop. So much local! Register by June 6 

School Garden Support Organization Leadership Institute

January 21-26, 2018 in Santa Cruz, CA

Join School Garden Support Organizations from across the nation to strength your organization's goal of enhancing professional development and ongoing support for school garden programs in your region. Apply by July 20 here


Webinar: Farm to Summer: Incorporating Local Foods into Summer Food Service Programs

It's almost summer, and what better time to look back at our Farm to Summer webinar from last year! Learn about some programs in action and how you can capitalize on Michigan's peak growing season in your summer food service program! 

Webinar Recording: Farm to Early Childhood:Building the Movement through Multi-Sector Partnerships

Learn and explore how state agencies, in partnership with the business sector, nonprofits and early childhood providers, can support expansion of farm to ECE practices and programs.


Abby Harper
Farm to School Specialist
MSU Center for Regional Food Systems
480 Wilson Rd Rm 309 | East Lansing, MI 48824
(p) 517-432-4525 (f) 517-353-3834

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.