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Maple Apple Gumbo: Farm to School Collaboration in VT

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Erica Curry, Shelburne Farms/VT FEED
Abbie Nelson, NOFA-VT/VT FEED
Danielle Pipher, Shelburne Farms/VT FEED
Andrew Powers, PEER Associates, Inc.

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  • In the CLASSROOM with Teacher Professional Development Courses and Food, Farm, and Nutrition Curriculum Mentorship
    In the CAFETERIA with Food Service Professional Development Courses/Workshops and In-Cafeteria Mentorship
    In the COMMUNITY with Community Partners, Food Nutrition Committees and Community Celebrations
  • Clip meetings complimented and supported the efforts of the newly formed
    Vermont Farm to School Network
     
    A series of regular gatherings of key stakeholders and regional Farm to School practitioners to identify and evaluate promising practices of Farm to School Programs.
  • Sacred work time
    Facilitated action planning process
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    • 1. Maple Apple Gumbo: Farm to School Collaboration in Vermont Erica Curry, Shelburne Farms/VT FEED Abbie Nelson, NOFA-VT/VT FEED Danielle Pipher, Shelburne Farms/VT FEED Andrew Powers, PEER Associates, Inc. Community Food Security Coalition Conference New Orleans, LA – October 2010
    • 2. Vermont FEED’s 3 C Model
    • 3. Provide Outreach Create a Community of Learning, Inquiry & Practice Strengthen Statewide Network Develop Resources
    • 4. CLIP Participants Include: •Burlington School Food Project •Food Works Farm to Table •Green Mountain Farm to School •Upper Valley Farm to School Network Vermont Farm to School Network Community of Inquiry Learning & Practice (CLIP) •Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets •Vermont Department of Education •Vermont Department of Health
    • 5. Topics discussed: Sharing our Programs- learning unique elements of FTS programs across the state Evaluation- share current knowledge about FTS evaluation and identify gaps Telling Our Story- How to capture all of the great Farm to School work happening across the state Group Communication Trainings & Professional Development Planning a Summer Workshop Community of Inquiry Learning & Practice (CLIP)
    • 6.   The CLIP helped inform the first Vermont State Farm to School Institute…     Farm to School Summer Workshop •Collaboration and Community of Learning Expanded to Schools •Workshop Offered for Credit • Action Planning Time and Resource Specialist Support • Focus on the 3 C’s as structure for each day • Teams including: teachers, principals, FTS coordinators, food service, community members, farmers •Highlighting FTS practitioners- having them share their stories
    • 7. Summer Workshops Focused On:   Building Effective Partnerships   Connecting with Farmers   Assessing Sustainability of your program   Facilitation, planning meetings and  effective group process   Garden based curriculum   Integrating Food, Farm and Nutrition  Curriculum into K-12 schools   Recipes and Cost Effective Buying   The National FTS Scene
    • 8. Evaluation?
    • 9. Evaluation!
    • 10. The Big Question Cafeteria Classroom Community Fruits Vegetables
    • 11. Challenges 
    • 12. Challenges
    • 13. Challenges
    • 14. Challenges
    • 15. Challenges
    • 16. Promising Evidence
    • 17. Place-based
    • 18. Evaluation Framework • Availability • Access • Utilization
    • 19. Data • 12 Schools • 43 Teachers • 655 students • Menus • FSD interviews • Rubrics
    • 20. Products • Technical report for CDC • Practical report recommending best practices • Evaluation recommendations
    • 21. Process Outcome VT positioned to expand F2S research, evaluation, and scale up.
    • 22. Findings (kids eating)
    • 23. Findings
    • 24. Preliminary Findings • Eating F&V picked with family • Taste test participation • Useful measures for future evaluation
    • 25. Discussion Groups Farm to School Evaluation Building a Farm to School Learning Community/Farm to School Network Strengthening and Developing Public/Private Partnerships and Collaboration

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