The Vermont Farm to School Network is launching a campaign
to encourage the state Legislature to support $500,000 in funding to expand access to farm to school programs in more Vermont schools, increase participation in child nutrition programs, and include childcare in Vermont's farm to school programming.
"We are in the process of building support from community members by collecting supporter cards to send to legislators," said Betsy Rosenbluth, project director, Vermont FEED (Food Education Every Day), in an email to the Network.
Anyone can get involved by filling out a card of support
and helping to collect cards from others who believe farm to school should be further funded in Vermont.
The farm to school card of support can be filled out online
(scroll to the bottom of the page) or can be printed
then scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
or mailed to Vermont Farm to School, c/o PO Box 551, Montpelier, VT 05601.
In addition to the card of support, organizations across Vermont can sign-on to the campaign letter
to show Vermont policy makers the broad range of support for farm to school expansion. The sign-on letter must be printed then scanned and emailed to email@example.com
. Supporters are also encouraged to send letters to the editor
to local papers in their area.
In addition to Vermont Farm to School Network's campaign
to expand funding for farm to school throughout the state, there will also be a Farm to School Awareness Day on February 8 at the Statehouse in Montpelier beginning at 11 AM.
For more information visit the event page