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A (Fun!) Lesson in Farm to School

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Guest post courtesy of the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project To learn more about ASAP, watch their Inspired video. In 2001, there were six pilot Farm to School programs in the U.S. Today, there are programs in all 50 states and in more than 9,000 schools. Why? Because Farm to School can make big positive impacts when it [...]

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A Commitment to Farm to School

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On May 15, BCBSNC Foundation proudly announced a $1.2 million grant to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in support of  the NC Farm to School Program.  This post, authored by Jennifer MacDougall, recently appeared in The Sweet Potato, the blog of the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association – The Sweet Potato. North Carolina is a [...]

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Time to Take it Outside.

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Guest post courtesy of Carolyn Ward, CEO, Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation  When I grew up, I spent most of my time outside – as did all the other kids in the neighborhood. I don’t remember many “rules” about being outside or many restrictions about what we could or could not do. We just “played” and [...]

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