Farm to School Institute Welcome


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Introduction and welcome to the Growing Minds' Farm to School Institute, November 10th 2012, UNC Asheville's Sherrill Center.

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Farm to School Institute Welcome

  1. 1. WELCOME to the ASAP Farm to School Institute Farm to School Institute
  2. 2. Get to know Growing Minds Farm to School Institute
  3. 3. Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation Farm to School Institute
  4. 4. Biltmore Farm to School Institute
  5. 5. NC Center for Health & Wellness Farm to School Institute
  6. 6. Mystery TastingFind an attendee that you don’t know, who has thesame fruit or vegetable as you on their nametag.• Do you remember the first time you tried the mystery vegetable? How was it prepared? What did you think?• What is your favorite way to prepare the mystery vegetable?• What do you hope to learn today? Write your partner’s answer on a sticky note and place it on the appropriate ‘parking lot.’ Farm to School Institute
  7. 7. WELCOME to the ASAP Farm to School Institute Farm to School Institute
  8. 8. WELCOMEJust some of the Growing Minds Team…This conference could not have happened without the hard work and dedication ofBrittany Wager, Molly Nicholie, Jess Epsten, Anna Littman, Amy Paxton, our GrowingMinds interns, ASAP staff, volunteers, the support of BCBS of NCFoundation, Biltmore, UNC Asheville Catering, the NC Center for Health andWellness… Farm to School Institute
  9. 9. WELCOMEAND YOU!!!There is representation from 15 WNC counties, easternNC, upstate SC, and north GA.120 folks are inattendance, including 9 childnutrition staff. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE! Farm to School Institute
  10. 10. WELCOMEELEVEN YEARS AGO, Growing Minds began. We started with a garden at Hazelwood Elementary.We could have stayed in the role as “garden ladies” but we decided we’d figure out whatteachers and Child Nutrition Directors, and farmers, and parents needed and try to provide that.Like any lifelong learners, we are still learning and we need your help…Dear Ms. Jackson, Thank you for lating us plant theeings. An we will be raesponsubl.we will water the plants. We will weed the plants. We will lat thme grow. Zack (Hazelwood 1st grader) Farm to School Institute
  11. 11. WELCOMEWhere do we work andwhy?Special Projects:• Avery/Yancey/Rutherford project• Jackson County project• Haywood County projectGeneral SupportNational Farm to School Network and Farm to Preschool Subcommittee Farm to School Institute
  12. 12. WELCOME Enjoy the food from our local farms and thanks to UNC Asheville Catering for all their efforts to source locally!New River Organic, BooneJH Stepp Farms Hillcrest Orchard, HendersonvilleLindley Mills, GrahamNew River Organic, BooneHickory Nut Gap FarmsKay Farms, Flat RockThree Graces Dairy, MarshallKay Farms, Flat RockMountain Harvest Organics, Hot SpringsImladris Farms, FairviewCreasman Farms, HendersonvillePeaceful Valley Farms, Old FortFlying Cloud Farm, FairviewEast Fork Farms, Marshall Farm to School Institute
  13. 13. WELCOMEEnjoy your day, make new friends, and we planto be in touch to find out what you liked, whatyou didn’t…generally what resonated.Go forth and Farm to School!Thanks,Growing Minds and the rest of the ASAP staff Farm to School Institute