Thursday, June 27, 2013

Farm to School Summit - La Crosse, Wisconsin

I spent yesterday in La Crosse, WI, attending a Farm to School Summit.  Justine attended as the intern for the Partnership for Progressive Agriculture here in Marathon County.  I attended because it sounded interesting.  I have always been interested in gardening and the possibility of starting a community garden.  We had a great time learning and touring 2 school gardens in the area.  The concept of a school garden offers so many learning opportunities for students.  One benefit is that they are able to eat their own produce in the cafeteria.  I love that. 

My favorite quote of the day:  "dream big - start small."  I don't know if what I learned will be applied to a community garden or to my garden here that I share with students.  Whatever way this leads me, I was inspired by the efforts of those involved in this program.  Thanks.  

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.
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