Planting the Seeds of Healthy Living
Yolo Farm to Fork supports edible school gardens and provides garden-centered and farm-based education to students. We are dedicated to bringing locally grown farm-fresh food to school meals and to reducing waste through recycling and composting.
We are passionate about preserving our agricultural heritage, cultivating a taste for fresh, healthy, foods, and sharing the value of eating food straight out of the garden. We strive to teach children how their food choices are intimately connected to their health, community, and environment. We currently reach more than 8,000 kids in 43 Yolo County schools with our edible school gardens, farm trips, grants, supplies, and other support. That does not include our extended reach to families and other stakeholders.
Children learn lessons that last a lifetime and will be passed to future generations when:
they have the opportunity to plant seeds and grow their own food;
they can visit local farms, meet farmers, and see how crops are grown;
they can harvest, help prepare and eat fresh, local, seasonal produce;
they can turn remaining food into compost to revitalize the soil and replenish their gardens; and
experiences like these are woven into their classroom lessons.