Children and adults participate in the seed-to-table cycle which consists of six steps: sowing, growing, reaping, preparing, eating, and recycling. This cycle is reflected in every school through organic school gardens, local farm visits and comprehensive recycling, with programs linked to California’s academic content standards. School meals and cooking classes feature locally grown food.
Children and adults learn to appreciate nature and become conscientious stewards of the Earth.
Children and adults discover the joy of growing, preparing, and eating fresh fruits and vegetables, and participating in daily outdoor activities, which are critical to their mental and physical well being.
Children and adults feel that the community values the seed-to-table cycle at every level (students, teachers, parents, district staff, local businesses, farmers, health providers, county and state agencies).
Children and adults take pleasure in the natural world and the fruits of its soil, enjoy the ritual of the table and engage all of their senses when they eat, garden or visit a farm.
Increase locally grown, farm-fresh foods in the school lunch program, snack offerings and fundraising efforts.
Reduce solid waste through a comprehensive district recycling program and Davis Farmers Market waste reduction program.
Provide Farm to School Connection education opportunities to the teachers, students, food service, and Davis community.
Build a Program Model through Partnership, Policy and Resource Development