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Southern California school garden program encourages students to recycle water for plants

Santiago Elementary School in Lake Forest (Orange County) is growing the next generation of water-wise Californians by encouraging students to recycle clean water for its school garden. In an Instagram post about the project the school asked, “Do you pour water from … Continue reading

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CDFA-F2F welcomes Sara Bernal to lead new Urban Agriculture Grant Program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture Office of Farm to Fork (CDFA-F2F) welcomes Sara Bernal to lead the new Urban Agriculture Grant Program. “Sara’s experience within all aspects of urban agriculture, from production and marketing to working with beginning … Continue reading

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Farm to School Month — McFarland school district students learn about healthy food and gain insight for ag careers

During National Farm to School Month, CDFA continues to recognize and thank partners across California helping to improve the wellbeing of students through food-based education and equitable access to healthy food. One such partner is the McFarland Unified School District in … Continue reading

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Farm to School tour at Hoover High School in San Diego highlights culinary academy

CDFA California Farm to School Program staff joined California First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom and local officials to tour Hoover High School in San Diego Unified School District earlier this week to see farm to school in action during Farm … Continue reading

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Apply by Oct. 30 to be on new Farm to Community Food Hubs Program Advisory Committee

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is seeking members for a new advisory committee to support the Farm to Community Food Hubs Program. The 10-member committee will advise the Secretary of Food and Agriculture on education, outreach and technical … Continue reading

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Farm to School Network newsletter offers ideas to celebrate Farm to School Month

The California Farm to School Network includes farm to school practitioners and enthusiasts statewide. Visit the CDFA Farm to School Program webpage to subscribe to these monthly updates that include information about grants, resources, research, webinars, events and news from the National … Continue reading

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CDFA celebrates National Farm to School Month

CDFA invites all Californians to join in celebrating October as National Farm to School Month. Supported by the National Farm to School Network, this is a month for thousands of schools, early care education sites, farms, communities, and organizations across the … Continue reading

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Join CDFA in making a difference on International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) joins the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in recognizing today as the third annual International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste. In a world where the … Continue reading

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California Farm to School Network September newsletter offers tips, resources and funding opportunities

Click here to view the newsletter. The California Farm to School Network includes farm to school practitioners and enthusiasts statewide. Visit the CDFA Farm to School Program webpage to subscribe to these monthly updates that include information about grants, resources, research, webinars, … Continue reading

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Spanish-language sessions expand outreach to organic growers about Produce Safety Rule

CDFA’s Produce Safety Program works to ensure that California farmers understand how to implement all food safety practices required by the federal Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule. As part of PSP’s Educate, Implement and Regulate strategy to accomplish this, three PSP inspectors recently gave a … Continue reading

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