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Farm to School

Farm to School enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and early care and education sites.

Students gain access to healthy, local foods as well as education opportunities such as school gardens, cooking lessons and farm field trips. Farm to school empowers children and their families to make informed food choices while strengthening the local economy and contributing to vibrant communities.

Farm to school implementation differs by location but always includes one or more of the following:

- Procurement: Local foods are purchased, promoted and served in the cafeteria or as a snack or taste-test;

- School gardens: Students engage in hands-on learning through gardening; and

- Education: Students participate in education activities related to agriculture, food, health or nutrition.

Check Out Our Newark Network of School Gardens

Click the Flower Icon on the map to learn more about what is going on at these school gardens! 

Education Resources

The Sprouting Knowledge Newsletter showcases the amazing work done around school gardens in and around Newark, New Jersey. Keep up to date with the latest events happening around Newark and the country, school garden spotlights, lesson of the month, garden resources, and our Newark heroes that are going above and beyond for the school garden movement. 

Check out our past newsletters here!

January 2024 Newsletter

December 2023 Newsletter

November 2023 Newsletter

October 2023 Newsletter

September 2023 Newsletter

June 2023 Newsletter

May 2023 Newsletter

April 2023 Newsletter

March 2023 Newsletter

February 2023 Newsletter

January 2023 Newsletter

December 2022 Newsletter


Check out our Newark Grows School Gardens Workshop Series for this school year! Register at

Newark Grows School Gardens Workshop Series Library

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  • Victoria Foundation
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