FARM TO SCHOOL
Did you know that Ypsilanti Community Schools has a Farm to School Committee? Farm to School is a national network of educators and school administrators working to influence food purchasing and education practices at schools and education sites to include more fresh, locally grown food. Growing Hope is an active member of the Ypsilanti Community School District’s Farm to School committee.
As a result of this initiative, school gardens have been built at every YCS school and are overseen by a newly-created School Garden Coordinator position and we are working to increase procurement of fruits and vegetables from local Michigan farms for school lunches.