School Gardens

Davis Farm to School supports gardens throughout all schools in the Davis Joint Unified School District (DJUSD).  We offer a competitive matching garden grant program to all interested school sites in Davis and Yolo county.  Read more

Farm Visits

Each year, Davis Farm to School sponsors local farm visits for 2nd graders.  Students gain a deeper understanding of the link between the environment, farming and where their food comes from by meeting farmers, participating in farm activities and tasting a farm-fresh snack.  The farm visits support grade-level content standards in history, language arts and science. Read more

Farm Fresh Lunches

Davis Farm to School works in partnership with the DJUSD Student Nutrition Services to support their efforts to increase quantities of local fruits and vegetables in school meals and to provide nutrition education to all students. DJUSD has salad bars at every site that serves hot lunch. The salad bars include “crunch mix” salad greens, local and seasonal fruits and vegetables, and made-from-scratch whole-grain salads. School meals also include delicious made-from-scratch hot lunch entrees. Give school lunch a try! Go to the Student Nutrition Services link above to view menus.  Read more

Waste Reduction: Recycling is Simply Elementary

Davis Farm to School and DJUSD co-sponsor the district-wide waste reduction and recycling program called DavisRISE (Recycling Is Simply Elementary).  Each school site DavisRISE coordinator works with students, custodians, administrators and staff to implement a customized recycling and composting program. The recent ALL (All Lunch Leftovers) Compost Program, part of the commercial food scrap collection program sponsored by the City of Davis and Davis Waste Removal, has led to increased savings in solid waste removal costs. The monetary savings to DJUSD produced by the DavisRISE program provides all DavisRISE coordinators with a stipend for their work. Custodians can also earn recognition and monetary awards for their recycling work. Read more