Potential Opportunities for NOFA-NH Farmers & Gardeners to Reach Out to Improve Their Communities' Well Being and Awareness of Organics: School Gardening
The nascent NH Farm to School Network (a project of NH Farm to School) is considering developing a list of farmer-mentors who might be willing to partner with a local school to provide an occasional talk, some school garden consulting, or a destination for a farm tour, etc. NOFA-NH is at the table for these discussions because we would like to help forge stronger connections between local organic farmers, gardeners, and their communities. This is important if we’re to grow informed and committed constituencies for organic agriculture and eating - not only now but also among new generations.
Since all gardens for children should be organic, NOFA-NH’s farmers and gardeners could contribute very positively to the growth of gardening and food education in NH’s local schools.
Are there NOFA-NH members who might be willing to be listed as resources or perhaps even help develop or conduct such a program?
If so, we invite you to send in your name and contact information plus any suggestions or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org under the subject line Farm to School Mentoring. This is how we’ll gauge whether this project is actually of interest to the membership at this point. If there are a few people who would like to be part of this, then we can proceed to write up a grant proposal. In any case, we will also forward your name to the NH Farm to School Network’s list of farmers and gardeners - as that resource becomes a reality.
Thank you very much!