• sunflowers

    a garden in every school

  • citrus

    the season for citrus

  • farmvisit slide

    farm visits

  • recycling slide

    school recycling setup

  • salad bar

    fresh salad bar selections

What is Davis Farm to School?

What is Davis Farm to School?

We are:

-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

Farms, Gardens, Fresh food

Farms, Gardens, Fresh food

Kids grow and eat fresh, local produce

Local fruits and vegetables in school lunches

Farm Visits show 2nd graders where food comes from

School gardens give hands-on experiences from soil to harvest

Waste Reduction

Waste Reduction

Kids are recycling and composting leaders

More than 8,000 Davis students learn about waste reduction and composting each day at school.

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.

News and announcements

students in field

Welcome Back Davis Joint Unified Students and Parents!

We are your “local” Farm to School program that offers farm visits, grants for gardens, and nutritional education to Davis students.

We strive to create an educational and cultural environment in the Davis schools that connect food choices with personal health, community, farms and the land.

Child examining ladybug larvae on sunflower plant




2017 Tour de Cluck


This year’s event was a huge success! Thank you to the 290 riders and our sponsor Dos Coyotes. All proceeds from this event help support school gardens, farm visits and the Grow&Give program.


Dorothy Peterson
February 7, 1940-April 7, 2016






From The Blog

Photo gallery

Custodian luncheon 2015
Grain to Bread 2013
Village Feast 2013
Farm fresh food
FFA at Davis High
Waste reduction
Hands on learning