Taste Our Garden: Riverbank Elementary (W Sac)

Taste Our Garden: Riverbank Elementary (W Sac)

K-8th grade 1100 Carrie St, West Sacramento, CA 95605 Tiffany Keller, teacher Riverbank Elementary has never had a school garden, and they have been very excited at the prospect of delivering a “hands-on learning laboratory” in the form of a school garden to all grade...
Taste Our Garden: Whitehead Elementary (Woodland)

Taste Our Garden: Whitehead Elementary (Woodland)

K-6th grade 624 W Southwood Dr, Woodland, CA 95695 DeAnn Tenhunfeld (ASES after school/garden coordinator) DeAnn Tenhunfeld is a committed garden coordinator who knows the value of gardens and decided to restore Whitehead’s garden program. She communicated with...
Taste Our Garden: Waggoner Elementary (Winters)

Taste Our Garden: Waggoner Elementary (Winters)

K-3rd grade 500 Edwards Street, Winters, CA 95694 Nan Williams, science teacher and Arn Williams, volunteer Waggoner Elementary has been working hard to revive the garden this year at Waggoner. They moved soil, weeded, planted, learned about composting and had fun...
Taste Our Garden: Davis Waldorf School (Davis)

Taste Our Garden: Davis Waldorf School (Davis)

K-8th grade 3100 Sycamore Ln, Davis, CA 95616 Gail Doesken, teacher, garden coordinator Davis Waldorf has school garden, which included weekly gardening classes for grades 1-5. With the help of Taste Our Garden grant funds, this year they were able to include...
Taste Our Garden: Birch Lane Elementary (Davis)

Taste Our Garden: Birch Lane Elementary (Davis)

K-6th grade 1600 Birch Ln, Davis, CA 95618 Hope Sippola, garden coordinator volunteer The purpose of the Birch Lane garden is to connect children with local, nutritious food, and to help them make healthy choices. The Taste Our Garden grant served three purposes: (1)...
Taste Our Garden: Gibson Elementary (Woodland)

Taste Our Garden: Gibson Elementary (Woodland)

K-6th grade 312 Gibson Rd, Woodland, CA 95695 Marilyn Folker, teacher volunteer When Marilyn Folker reestablished the Gibson garden in March this year, it was as if she were starting from scratch. There had been empty planter boxes and weeds. She used the grant funds...
Taste Our Garden: Westmore Oaks (W Sac)

Taste Our Garden: Westmore Oaks (W Sac)

K-8th grade 1100 Claredon St, W Sac, CA 95691 Teachers Barbara Butler, Thea Straws Diane Smith, Principal Westmore Oaks received their very first garden funds with Yolo Farm to Fork’s Taste Our Garden grant in 2014. They plowed and planted vegetables and fruit last...
6th annual Tour de Cluck on Saturday, May 30

6th annual Tour de Cluck on Saturday, May 30

Tour de Cluck Event Schedule: 9 am – 10 am: Eggstravaganza, Crower Contest, Kickoff 9 am – 1 pm: Free Valet Bicycle Parking 10 am – 1 pm: Community Crowers on the Green 10 am – 3 pm: Bicycle Coop Crawl Looking for an “eggs-cellent” way to spend a Saturday? Join the...
Yolo Farm to Fork at Farm Connection Day

Yolo Farm to Fork at Farm Connection Day

More than 2,500 (grades K-6) students from throughout Yolo County attended Farm Connection Day at the Yolo County Fairgrounds on Friday. The annual event gives kids the opportunity to learn and interact with farm animals, view creative arts and science projects, and...
1st annual Literacy Symposium a success

1st annual Literacy Symposium a success

Children who do not read proficiently by the end of third grade are four times more likely to leave school without a diploma than proficient readers. How does this affect Yolo County students? This question was addressed in a community “call to action” on Wednesday...
Tour de Cluck tickets on sale now!

Tour de Cluck tickets on sale now!

Tickets are now on sale for the 6th annual Tour de Cluck, a fun, family-friendly fundraiser that is celebrated in conjunction with May Bike Month in Davis and the Sacramento region. The event centerpiece is a bicycle tour or “coop crawl” of chicken coops around Davis,...
Cesar Chavez students at the Farm on Putah Creek

Cesar Chavez students at the Farm on Putah Creek

On Friday, 4th grade teacher Eva Dopico with Cesar Chavez Elementary took her class to The Farm on Putah Creek (on 40 acres of farm land in the Putah Creek watershed between Davis and Winters) – and everyone had a great time! The kids enjoyed the farm, its large...
Yolo Farm to Fork board member honored with “Eco-Hero” award

Yolo Farm to Fork board member honored with “Eco-Hero” award

Congratulations, John Mott-Smith, Yolo Farm to Fork board member, for being honored by Cool Davis as an Eco-hero for “public service efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to promote energy efficiency in Davis and throughout Yolo County.” Each...
May 5th is the BIG Day of Giving!

May 5th is the BIG Day of Giving!

On Tuesday, May 5th, Yolo Farm to Fork will join with more than 500 other local nonprofits on the BIG Day of Giving. Online donations to Yolo Farm to Fork will be eligible for a boost from an incentive pool fund provided by sponsors. That means your donation dollars...