• 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

Learning to 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.  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.

News and announcements

organicsbinHow do you like the new brown-top Organics Bin?  Did you know that elementary students have been composting their food waste since 2011?  Go to our school composting page to learn more.  You can find a comprehensive guide to all of our school waste reduction practices at our Recycling Is Simply Elementary Homepage.

(Thanks to City of Davis Conservation Coordinator Jennifer Gilbert for the bin demo!)

DF2SconnectionlogoDorothy 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.

Dorothy Peterson
February 7, 1940-April 7, 2016






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