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April 2009

Turn “Junk” Into Art: The 4th Annual Recycled Art Faire Earth Day Celebration was on April 22nd in Central Park. Sponsored by the Davis Farm to School Connection, the event showcased works of art, practical items, and fashion accessories created from used, surplus, or found materials.

Out on the Farm: This spring 17 second grade classes from within the Davis Joint Unified School District participated in a Davis Farm to School Connection Farm Visit. Classes visited one of four local organic farms: Good Humus Produce in Capay, Full Circle Farm in Davis, Pacific Star Gardens in Woodland, or The Farm on Putah Creek at the Center for Land Based Learning in Winters. Students had the opportunity to learn about organic methods of farming, help out with some farm work, and taste some fresh farm produce. Each Farm Visit was then followed by an Artist in the Classroom art activity related to their farm experience, sponsored by Art in Ag, a project of the Yolo County Arts Council. Art projects ranged from bean mosaics to ceramic sculptures.

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