Thursday, July 31, 2014

Farm to School Link Roundup

Sometimes you need a little Farm to School inspiration from around web! So take a break from your busy day and enjoy these interesting articles, videos or photos!

We are loving this blog post about cooking with kids from Liz Neumark of Great Performances. Our favorite tip: "get messy, make mistakes" While this is technically a line of Miss Frizzle's from the Magic School Bus, Liz goes on to remind us that "Cooking is following recipes but it is also about creativity. Try new combinations, new ingredients. The more you experiment, the better and more confident you will be."

David W. Orr from the Center for Ecoliteracy advises that "The classroom is the ecology of the surrounding community, not the confining four walls of the traditional school...[Where] they discover what Rachel Carson once called the 'sense of wonder'."

In this Boston Globe article,Tony Geraci (aka Cafeteria Man) describes his fight for healthier school food in Baltimore, MD and Memphis, TN. He emphasizes that "Food is one of the tools that ensures that kids are going to learn. Kids who are hungry do not learn."

Mark Bittman is Rethinking the word 'Foodie' in the New York Times.

Content provided by Karyn Novakowski, Project Director, Somerville Farm to School Project

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