Dexter Farm to School Goes to the Capital!

In October, the Dexter Farm to School program was represented alongside Dexter Food and Nutrition’s team at Lunch on the Lawn in Lansing, and event attended by many state representatives and their staff to learn more about issues facing school nutrition across the state.  We were honored to be featured and found the event informativeContinue reading “Dexter Farm to School Goes to the Capital!”

DHS Garden Work Day! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

This Saturday, Nov. 9th, we’re planning a work day at the Dexter High School Sullivan Memorial Learning Garden from 10 AM – 1 PM.  And we’d love YOUR help! Please CLICK HERE to sign up for a volunteer slot!  Dress warmly and bring gloves, if you’d like.  We’ll supply tools for the tasks, and addContinue reading “DHS Garden Work Day! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED”

New cookbook from Vermont Farm to School Program

New cookbook offers kid-tested, healthy school meal options Vermont’s Farm to School Program is one that we’ve had our eye on.  They’ve been doing some great work and we hope that someday, more schools will have meal programs that resemble theirs.  Check out this article about a newly released cookbook with kid-tested healthy recipes usingContinue reading “New cookbook from Vermont Farm to School Program”

Creekside Garden and Kitchen Acitivites

Recently, Creekside Intermediate school’s students have enjoyed lessons in the kitchen classroom and garden with the School Garden Coordinator and Farm to School Coordinator. Students in Lifetime Fitness classes got an opportunity to explore an aspect of their core curriculum in an experiential manner with the School Garden Coordinator.  Students made granola during a lessonContinue reading “Creekside Garden and Kitchen Acitivites”

Communicating with Stakeholders in Dexter Schools’ Food and Nutrition

Dexter Community Schools’ Food and Nutrition Team have been working to source more healthy and local foods whenever possible. This video features an interview with Margee Faber speaking about how Food and Nutrition staff are working to constantly improve and how they communicate with the School Board and with parents about that work. In theContinue reading “Communicating with Stakeholders in Dexter Schools’ Food and Nutrition”