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Growing Minds is a program of Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. ASAP’s mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food.

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2015 Farm to School Conference

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ASAP’s 2015 Farm to School Conference
November 14, 2015
MAHEC Education Building
Registration will open August 14!

Registration fee is $50 for individuals from the Appalachian Grown region, $60 for those out of the region.

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Farm to school programming connects classrooms, the cafeteria, and the community—helping children develop healthy relationships with food and enriching the overall educational experience for children and adults alike. The movement is growing, nationally and here in Western North Carolina.

With more than 10 years of experience in farm to school training and programming, ASAP’s Growing Minds Farm to School Program offers a combination of creative ideas and practical applications for school environments. Our Farm to School Conference is designed to provide you—school staff and community members—the training and resources you need to implement successful farm to school programs.

This year’s Farm to School Conference will offer multiple workshop sessions geared specifically for teachers, early childhood educators, parents, community health professionals, and child nutrition staff. Participants are encouraged to invite key stakeholders in their school or community to join them at this training, creating “teams” that can support and sustain farm to school efforts. Join educators from across the southeast to strengthen existing programs and jump start new farm to school efforts in your community!

This year’s conference will feature workshops focused on four specialized tracks: Early Childhood, Health and Community, Cafeteria, and Classroom. Each track features content for folks new to farm to school as well as those that want to improve their existing programs.

The registration fee includes a local food lunch and conference notebook. Coming from out of town? Click here to see directions to MAHEC’s Education Building and nearby lodging options.

All attendees will receive certificates of completion for CEU purposes upon request. The conference has been pre-approved as an Early Childhood in-service for continuing education purposes.



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