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Regional Highlights, Upcoming Events, Farm to School Featured Stories

Mother Lode Farm To School Network


Fall Newsletter
• Tuolumne  • Calaveras  • Amador  • El Dorado  • Nevada

A Mother Lode Region where all schools teach about and provide access to healthy, locally grown food, creating future generations of healthy children and economically vibrant farms.

 

REGIONAL NEWS:

15 FoodCorps service members from San Diego to Ukiah convened in Calaveras County and Manteca for their annual statewide training.

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University of California Cooperative Extension and FoodCorps expand their reach in the Central Sierra with locally grown service members. 
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COUNTY NEWS:






TUOLUMNE:

Sonora High School Garden Club and Wildcat Ranch continue a full circle of learning to produce good, healthy, and local food. 
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Tuolumne County is in the process of assessing more than 14 school gardens and forming a strong school garden network.  
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CALAVERAS:

Calaveras County is growing food and relationships at Michelson School Garden in Vallecito Unified School District.  
Michelson Community Garden Blog 

Calaveras High School FFA students are revitalizing their farm, garden and greenhouse area.
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AMADOR:

News from the Argonaut Outback Garden. Cleaning and preparing for the next season is in full swing...
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The Charles Spinetta Winery generously provided scholarships to ten enthusiastic and outstanding Amador Unified School District educators to attend the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom's (CFAITC)....
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EL DORADO:

El Dorado Ag in the Classroom program, Fields of Learning, pairs schools with local farms to enhance students' education through hands-on agricultural experiences and field trips.
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Big congratulations to Ponderosa High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) program for their 50th anniversary!

 

NEVADA:

From kindergartens to high schools, salad bars are a growing trend in school cafeterias. Three schools in Nevada County now host salad bars, and we are hoping to increase that number in the near future.
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Nevada County is one of ten counties in California that benefits from the work of a FoodCorps Service Member for the second year in a row. 
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PHOTOS

Amador Teachers at California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom Conference and El Dorado Fields of Learning Program
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