Connecting Farms to Schools / Conectar Granjas a Escuelas
In the Willamette Valley, schools are promoting agriculture programs and becoming involved in linking agriculture to the classroom. Schools have created community gardens, taken field trips to farms, and become more aware of the process of making food.

A majority of the connection between farms and schools occurs in the cafeterias, as the state of Oregon has allocated money for the purchase of local foods for schools. With this initiative, money can be put back into the local economies and hopefully provide a better lunch. Oregon school programs and projects include the purchase of over 30 percent of food for school lunches locally and a $300,000 grant enabling Portland Public Schools to increase spending on local foods1.

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1. Cole, L. (2008) Growing Lunch. Available at (accessed June 2009).

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