We are increasing our impact across the Rogue Valley by connecting
more and more children to our food system through hands-on farm and garden programs.
4,269 students participated in
enrolled in schools with a RVF2S-supported garden
1,178 students attended
farm field trips
As we look towards 2017, we have an even bigger goal:
Put local food on every lunch tray.
Join us today by making a donation to RVF2S so we can help school food purchasers put more local food into school meals for the 39,769 students attending public school in
Jackson and Josephine counties.
The positive social, economic, and environmental impacts that
result from transitioning to a more regionalized and sustainable food system are being actualized one bite at a time.
Help us double down on the work we care so deeply about by making a gift to RVF2S today to help us achieve
even greater success in 2017.
If you prefer to support RVF2S offline, you may send a check to:
PO Box 898 Ashland, OR 97520
Thank you again for your support!
School Garden Leadership Institute
Rogue Valley Farm to School was selected as one of ten organizations to attend a national institute hosted by Life Lab! Staff members Melina and Cassidy spent five days in Santa Cruz, California learning best practices regarding professional development; designing, building, and maintaining school gardens; organizational and financial sustainability; identifying and measuring our impact; and regional networking. Stay tuned for upcoming workshops that will share what they learned!
Harvest of the Month: Beets! This month, students of the Ashland and Central Point School Districts sampled fresh, local beets through RVF2S
Did you know you beet greens are edible?
You can use beet greens raw in salads or cooked as a side dish! Remove leaves from beets and store separately in an open bag. Use within 2-3 days.