What makes the Northeast Farm to School Institute so successful is the combination of a school team, action planning, and coaching.
- Farm to school action planning: During the program, participants develop a values-based, school-wide farm to school action plan that integrates curriculum, local procurement, youth voice, and family and community connections.
- Coaching: Teams are paired with an experienced coach from their state’s farm to school or early childhood network. You’ll have communication and meetings with this coach throughout the school year to assist you in implementing and adapting your action plan to meet the changing needs of your school.
This summer, Andrew had the privilege of working with Kayla Strom from NOFA-VT to co-coach the Barre Unified Union School District team.