Connect with Farm to School year-round!

As October (& Farm to School Month!) comes to a close, we are proud and grateful to share some of what our Farm to School Program has looked like in 2023, plus share ways educators, families, and students can continue to connect with farm to school during the colder months.

Farm to School (F2S) Educator, Joia Walker has engaged with Ferguson-Florissant students and families during the back to school fair, curriculum nights, field trips, garden work days, “What’s Fresh” health-focused cooking demonstrations, the AgriCulinary Internship, summer camp visits, and more. Together with Joia, our team has connected with 1,049 students, 72 teachers, and 54 district parents/guardians so far in 2023!

We are so grateful to be partnered with the Ferguson-Florissant School District (FFSD) for this programming. And our season of farm-based education doesn’t end with the fall harvest!

Educators, students, and families can connect with the farm throughout the seasons:

  • Host a “What’s Fresh” visit to a Ferg-Flor School – Health-focused cooking demonstrations & farm fresh food samplings with Chef & Farm to School Educator Joia
  • Bring new life to a FFSD school garden!
    • Schedule a Ferg-Flor School garden consultation and work day, OR, if you are interested in starting a garden or maintaining a garden at your school, email to schedule a school garden consultation.
    • Host a school garden professional development workshop! Note: These are only currently available at Ferg-Flor schools. We are looking to schedule one of these as soon as possible. Please email to learn more and schedule.
  • Check out our AgriCulinary Internship – Selected students from Innovation School at Cool Valley work with Joia twice weekly at the farm and in the school garden, classroom, & kitchen. To learn more about all things AgriCulinary, follow @farmtoschoolstl & @earthdancefarms on Instagram.
  • Join Spring Training 2024 – Ferg-Flor School District teachers will get free tuition and be paid to attend! Email to learn more.

And, schedule a field trip! We welcome groups from any educational organization (not just Ferg-Flor) to tour the farm from April through October. It’s November, but you can already book for Spring field trips!