Last week LHNC received a $300,o00 grant from the USDA for Farm to School education! This is a huge success for our program that has been working largely on volunteer hours for the past 3 plus years!
Over 3 years, the grant will allow LNHC and the Food Love Project to increase the number of students that get the chance to visit the farm sites over the course of the year. The grant will also fund transportation to and from the farms, cooking demos, farmer visits to the schools and garden consultations for any school with a school garden!
Schools with a garden cart will also receive funding for the liaison who is in charge of making sure the cart is stocked with fresh produce and in order each week. Will will also be able to fund the Harvest of the Month Program which offers a piece of seasonal (hopefully local!) fruit or vegetable to each child each month as an educational tasting that exposes children to new fruits and veggies!