-fresh, local and healthy school meals
-the district-wide DavisRISE recycling program
-gardens in every school
-networking and resources for program coordinators
-a volunteer based, nonprofit organization
-supported by your generous donations
More than 8,000 Davis students learn about waste reduction and composting each day at school. Check out our updated DavisRISE pages to learn more.
DavisRISE (Recycling Is Simply Elementary) is our unique, proven, recycling program that reduces waste at all school sites.
Compost collection at elementary sites diverts all lunch food waste which means even greater waste reduction.
(Thanks to City of Davis Conservation Coordinator Jennifer Gilbert for the bin demo!)
Dorothy Peterson, a founding member and Chair of the Davis Farm to School program, passed away in early April. Dorothy was a passionate and tireless advocate for fresh and local produce for school meals, recycling and environmental stewardship, and connecting students to the bounty of the earth through school gardens and farm visits. Dorothy’s original logo for Davis Farm to School exemplifies her longstanding commitment to students and to teaching them about the whole cycle from seed to table. We will miss her as the heart and soul of Davis Farm to School and we pledge to carry on her good works.