Farm to School Contest

Hello school and youth organizations,

Do you have a great farm to school program, a schoolyard garden, or local foods program?

We have a great opportunity for you to tell your story and be a role model and inspiration to others!

We are designing an exhibit space just for you at the second annual Feast! Local Foods Marketplace at the Mayo Civic Center on December 4 and 5, 2015. This regional event promotes farm to table, school gardens, local food and healthy eating.

We are looking for schools, youth programs and after school programs to showcase activities by participating in a documentary exhibit. Submit either a collection of 2-3 photos or a 2 minute video documentary that explains your youth gardens, school ag classes, cooking classes or farm to school programs. Be sure to include ways that kids are loving, enjoying and learning about their food. These photos and videos will be incorporated into presentations at the Feast! event. In addition, if you so choose, applicants will be offered the opportunity to highlight their program in-person at a youth-focused booth on Saturday, December 5th, 2015. Finally, every project will be entered into a drawing to receive a gift card to their local nursery - you could be the lucky winner!

Eligible programs will include programs that focus on children and youth under 18. This may include but is not limited to schools, youth programs, community education, afterschool programs, community gardens, churches, and childcare organizations. Any programs or organizations working with youth in Minnesota, Iowa or Wisconsin is welcome to submit a documentary.

Any submission needs to be accompanied by a form that states clearly the organization, contact information, number of participants, age range of youth, and a narrative explanation of the project (download here). Here is an example of a video that Carrie Frank at Dover Eyota Public Schools in Minnesota put together as inspiration for you.

Feel free to be creative to capture your own story!

For additional information feel free to contact Devon at Renewing the Countryside: [email protected].

Thanks for considering this opportunity to highlight your youth program!

This exhibit at Feast! is being organized by Renewing the Countryside, Olmsted county Public Health Service and the Statewide Health Improvement Program.


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