"We really believe that by showing kids where food comes from and how its grown, and then connecting it to the food they are actually eating, then they are way more excited about it and way more likely to eat it" Schoolyard Farms is not your typical school garden. We were founded as means to make school gardens self-sustaining, when time-strapped teachers and dedicated parents are unable to manage a full-time, labor-intensive project in perpetuity. Schoolyard Farms is the only organization in Oregon scaling-up a school garden to a school farm and growing food on a production level so it can be sold to the community, generating revenue to sustain the farm. This model not only sustains the school farm, it generates urban farm jobs, feeds the community, and acts as an outdoor classroom and can be replicated at other schools. The support of Schoolyard Farms means the support of a healthier, more equitable food-system and a healthier, more equitable Oregon.
Posted by Over Grow The System on Saturday, February 13, 2016