Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Farm to School Opportunity

Lesley Stiles, one of our members, is getting ready to apply for funding from Kaiser for a farm to school project at Diablo Community Day School. This is an alternative school for kids in grades 7 through 12 who have been expelled from comprehensive schools in the MDUSD. Look it up online. I think this would be a great school for Slow Food Delta Diablo to become involved with! There are no more than 50 students in the entire school. What Lesley is proposing is starting with an organic garden at the school. With funding from additional sources, we could really make a difference at this school. If any of you are interested in participating in developing this project or have ideas for farm to school projects of your own, please let us know.