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Monthly Harvest - February 2024

February 2024


Hello Farm to Fork Friends!


Movement Building Workshops are off to a wonderful start! These workshops serve as regional hubs where passionate individuals like yourself come together to learn and grow the farm to school network. So far we have united teachers, nutrition staff, community leaders and more in Cedar City and Salt Lake.

A few words participants have used to describe their experience so far include:

Inspired - Reconnected - Motivated - Grateful


Movement Building Nights

 

Join the movement and register for your region today!

 

February Workshops:

Wasatch Back Region - February 13th

Weber/Morgan Region - February 20th

San Juan Region - February 27th

Southeast Region - February 28th

 


Have suggestions for your region? We want to hear from you!

 

What to Harvest This Month


This February, enjoy Valentine’s Day with a sweet Beet and Cherry Yogurt Smoothie. Made with frozen Utah cherries and hearty winter beets, it’s a tasty treat you can enjoy all year thanks to preservation methods like drying and freezing. 


 

Get Involved!


Happening now in Utah! -- School Lunch Amendments: Expanding School Meals Access for Utah students. If enacted, the RFA would appropriate $4M to eliminate a household’s co-pay for reduced price meals!

 

 

Do you support the School Lunch Amendment? Find your legislators and ask for a YES vote!

 

Resources and Trainings


The 2024 National Agriculture Conference is coming to Salt Lake City! Funds are available to offer scholarships to pre-kindergarten to 12th grade teachers to attend. Applications are due February 15. Apply today!

 

Virtual Field Trip Webinar  |  February 28 at 12 PM Mountain Time  |  Register here!

 Join the School Garden Support Organization Network to learn about options to attend field trips as well as resources, tips and advice for creating your own virtual field trip.

 

 

Food Justice


Sign ups are now open for New Root Weekly Farm Boxes! New Roots SLC offers a weekly farm box delivery service, providing market exposure and supplemental income for refugee farmers through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Sign up here!

Did you know Utah has its very own Food Justice Coalition? Visit their website and sign up for their newsletter to stay informed on community events, volunteer opportunities and more!



 

Job Opportunities


Davis School District Nutrition Services is looking for positive, hard-working people to help feed kids! Career opportunities include permanent cooks, substitute cooks, and part-time cooks to work at various schools throughout the district. Applications open until filled. Apply today!

 

Youth Garden Project is now hiring for seasonal positions!  |  Moab, UT  |  Apply today!

Our Youth Programs Instructors work together in a hands-on, outdoor setting to lead a variety of elementary education programs. In the Spring & Fall, YGP hosts two after-school programs, Garden Classroom field trips, and a Spring Break & Fall Break Camp. During the summer, instructors lead YGP Summer Camp, providing much needed high-quality child care for 1st – 6th graders during the summer break. Instructors spend their seasons in a garden in Moab getting to know some of the youngest members of our wonderful community!


Urban Food Connections of Utah is hiring a full-time Operations Coordinator!

Salt Lake City | Apply today!

This role will plan and implement Urban Food Connections of Utah’s markets, coordinate operations, seasonal staff, vendor relations, and events. They also coordinate the SNAP and DUFB programs, Local Food Microgrant Program, and other UFCU programs.

 


 

Funding Opportunities


KidsGardening Grant Opportunities - KidsGardening offers a variety of grants to new and existing youth garden programs across the nation. Each funding opportunity has its own timeline, defining features, eligibility requirements, and reporting expectations. We encourage you to explore their grant programs to see which one might be the best fit for your particular situation. If something catches your eye, you can find more details on each grant’s homepage. Learn more here!

 

Utah Outdoor Recreation Grants - This Legislature-authorized grant helps build tourism in communities around the state through the construction and expansion of outdoor recreation amenities.

 

There are multiple grant programs available, including Utah Outdoor Classroom Grant that awards up to $15,000 to community-based non-profit organizations or publicly funded K-12 schools to help get Utah’s K-12 students outside— to learn, gain a skill, and enjoy the outdoors! Applications are due Friday, March 15! Apply today!

 

You'll hear from us again next month. In the meantime, we'd love to hear from you!



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