National Farm to Cafeteria Conference

I’m excited to be in Austin, Texas for the National Farm to Cafeteria Conference this week!

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Today, we’re visiting Farm to School programs throughout the city.

First stop – S.F. Austin High School. School garden led by the Spanish teacher and a Garden Club that meets weekly before school. 8 teachers participate in their CSA and receive produce from the garden weekly for $30/season.

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Next Stop – Manor High School. Culinary Arts program that teaches food literacy and prepares students for food service careers.

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Next stop – Travis High School. Extensive culinary arts program, outdoor classroom, and courtyard garden with fish pond and worm composting!

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Last stop of the day – Rawston Saunders School. Meet Jeremy Barnwell, a kindred spirit and the chef, farmer, owner of Barnison. He serves over one hundred kids fresh, local, organic meals daily.

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