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Media Contacts: Steve Lyle, Office of Public Affairs, steve.lyle@cdfa.ca.gov, (916) 654-0462

California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #20-015
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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 2020 CALIFORNIA FARM TO SCHOOL AND SCHOOL GARDEN CONFERENCE

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SACRAMENTO, January 30, 2020- The California Department of Food and Agriculture Office of Farm to Fork (CDFA-F2F) announces that registration is now open for the 2020 California Farm to School and School Garden Conference, March 26-27, 2020, in San Diego, with optional farm to school tours on March 28.
 
The conference brings together farm to school practitioners from across the school food and education spaces, offering professional development, networking and the sharing of best practices. It is hosted by CDFA-F2F in partnership with Community Health Improvement Partners in San Diego.
 
The 2020 California Farm to School and School Garden Conference agenda focuses on empathy and coalition building to create complete farm to school programs. Complete programs support holistic student development by combining local food purchasing; education in classrooms and cafeterias; and experiential learning opportunities in school gardens, culinary programs, agriculture academies, farm tours and similar programs. Facilitated working sessions will blend innovative ideas with how-to planning to help participants implement new learning.
 
Conference registration for the March 26-27 workshops is $135 per person for groups or $150 for individuals. Registration for the March 28 farm to school tours highlighting best practices across school sites in San Diego is $15 for the School Gardens tour, $15 for the Child Nutrition Services tour or $20 for the F2S Interactive Learning tour.
 
For more information and to register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-california-farm-to-school-and-school-garden-conference-tickets-85191743799. Register soon before the limited space is taken!




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1220 N St., Ste. 214, Sacramento, CA 95814
916-654-0462, www.cdfa.ca.gov