Thursday, December 4, 2014

$97,683 grant to help schools with local foods

By Peter Marcus

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet on Tuesday announced a $97,683 grant for the Mancos Conservation District to continue developing a new model for school-based food production.

The Farm to School program grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will support the district’s projects bringing local foods to local schools.

The program hires staff to cultivate a farm plot on school district property, increasing students’ access to local foods and engaging students in educational farming and gardening activities.

The program serves Montezuma and La Plata counties, as well as the Ute Mountain Ute and Southern Ute tribes.

For the rest of the story, go to the Durango Herald.

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