Eugene School Celebrates Grant Award

EUGENE, Ore. — A local school district celebrated with sloppy joes and roasted potatoes after getting a grant from the Oregon Department of Education. Bethel’s Willamette High School is one of several schools in the area participating in Farm to School education programs. The grant will help expand those programs, as well as the district’s … Continue reading »

Tasting Table of Locally Grown Food

EUGENE, Ore. — An Oregon lawmaker wants the state legislature to pony up $5 million to expand the Farm to School program. The program connects farmers with neighboring schools, so kids will have access to local fruits and vegetables. As part of National Farm to School month River Road/ El Camino Del Rio Elementary hosted … Continue reading »

A Healthy Tasting Table for Students

EUGENE, Ore. — October is National Farm to School month and River Road Elementary students are celebrating with a tasting table, an offering of local fruits and vegetables. There is a push to serve more local produce at school cafeterias and last year, the Oregon legislature approved $200,000 for a pilot program. It’s enough to … Continue reading »

October is National Farm to School Month

EUGENE, Ore. — Third graders at Eugene’s Fairfield Elementary School got some hands-on learning experience Wednesday morning for National Farm to School month, and some local and state officials even joined in. Mayor Kitty Piercy, State Representative Val Hoyle, Bethel School Superintendent Colt Gill, and city councilor candidate¬†Claire Syrett¬†all worked shoulder-to-shoulder at Fairfield’s school garden. … Continue reading »

Farm to School Educates Local Students

EUGENE, Ore. — A nonprofit is helping kids eat fresh fruits and veggies by teaching them about local farms. The Farm to School program, in its sixth year, shows local students the benefits of farm produce. Its goal is to connect students to the source of their food. Fifth grade students at River Road Elementary … Continue reading »