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Rogue Valley Farm to School S p r i n g !
March 6th, 2014
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Community support is the key to our successful programs. You make the difference, please share with us in owning the accomplishments of Rogue Valley Farm to School. We would really like to grow our recurring gift option as a little ground in which we can plant with certainty each month!  Making a recurring donation is an easy way to give that allows more of each dollar to directly benefit our programs.  This option allows you to give as little as $5 per month, you may increase, decrease or suspend your gift at any time. It is so nice to have enthusiasm for our programs expressed in all the ways you all do, thank you!

 
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RVF2S is a non-profit organization and all donations
are tax deductible.

SGCImageThe RVF2S School Garden Coordinator (SGC) program supports individuals who care for a school garden and involve kids, families, and teachers in the garden throughout the growing season. SGC receive a small stipend, as well as lots of training, support, and materials from RVF2S. If you are a parent, teacher, or community member who wants to give some time and energy to a school garden or if you are associated with a school that has a garden or wants to have a garden, contact RVF2S to learn more.

Sweet Partnership!
Basket Apples 2F2SFujis
 
Organically Grown Company has teamed up with northwest orchards, retailers and YOU to help fund Farm to School efforts in the communities where we live and do business. When you buy Farm to School Fuji Apples at these local businesses, Rogue Valley Farm to School benefits and puts the funds into on-farm  environmental and nutriton education in Jackson & Josephine counties.

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The 5th Annual
Siskiyou Challenge
SEPTEMBER 20th 2014


Siskiyou Challenge

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RVF2S Wish Lists

If you have any of the following that you could donate to our organization, we'd sure appreciate it and be happy to provide you with a receipt for tax purposes. Used or hand-me-downs are always welcome. Thank you.

Office Supplies
Storage bins  
Paper cutter
Easel   
Presentation board

Garden Supplies 
Shovels
Hand spades /clippers
Wheelbarrow/garden carts
Kids garden gloves  
Utility sinks    

Pegboard

Kitchen Supplies
Outdoor tables
Knife blocks for knife storage
Propane BBQ with side burner
Propane hot water heater
Sturdy harvest baskets
Tablecloths
Kitchen cabinets/shelves
Hand washing sink


Tracy Harding
Executive Director
general information
development
farm to cafeteria
siskiyou challenge

541-488-7884
tracy@rvfarm2school.org

Melina Barker
Program Director
education programs
school gardens
volunteer coordinator

541-890-7004
melina@rvfarm2school.org

Learn More...
Visit our website to find out more about RVF2S staff, board of directors and programs.

 

 Hello,F2C 
We are ready to leap into spring. Seedlings are starting to be planted, programs are filling, community members are registering for the upcoming volunteer training, students are planting their school gardens, staff is getting ready to head to Austin for the 7th National Farm to Cafertia Confernce, Tasting Tables are in their last month of this new RVF2S pilot program, and fundraising to make it all happen continues! We invite you to be a part of it all, which is why we are sending you news again so soon.  Don't worry, monthly eEwsletters are not a new trend!.
Please join us, we have a lot going on and we love sharing what we do with you.


KidFest

KidFest, is a children’s film hour, featuring short documentaries for a young audience.
KidFest is hosted by Rogue Valley Farm to School &
Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center as part of the Siskiyou FilmFest
.
 
Saturday, March 8th, in Ashland @ ScienceWorks
Saturday, March 22, in Grants Pass @ GPHS
11am - noon
FREE
                                              

Featuring:
Watermelon

Sixth Annual New Sammy’s
Dinner to Feed
Rogue Valley Farm to School

Sunday, March 9th

Click here to see the menu featuring local farms
To make a reservation, please call 541-535-2779
Benefit Yoga
Mondays (adults)
Wednesdays (all ages)
6 - 7:15pm

Briscoe Artwing, Studio #6
265 N Main St in Ashland



Suggested minimum $5 donation to benefit Rogue Valley Farm to School & Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center

Instructor Thalia Vaillancourt provides classes that offer
a solid foundation in posture alignment and that give students an understanding of mind and body wellness, and that are challenging while remaining playful.


Click here for more information.  Thank you to Growing Time and FlipSide Studio for sharing your space.
Please meet Jackie Buffaloe!

Jackie
Jackie has been with RVF2S on the farm and in school cafeterias for over 4 years. She brings her interest in whole grain education to the students with lessons developed for Hands-on Grain, a nonprofit she leads.  Jackie leads educational activities about the diversity and nutritional importance of whole grains, and teaches students to prepare whole grain crackers, pizza dough, and more.
Thanks for all you give our community Jackie!
RVF2S appreciates all the volunteers
who give their time to our programs.

KaleRVF2S Tasting Tables will feature kale for the month of March.
Students in Central Point, Gold Hill and Ashland will be sampling kale chips (of course!) and kale salad. If you would like to help prepare or serve the kale in the school cafeterias, please let us know.
We love and appreciate our volunteers, and it’s pretty fun. 541-890-7004

 
On March 13th, from 4 - 6pm RVF2S will be offering samples of kale chips and kale salad at the Ashland Food Co-op. Please come by to have a bite and learn more about RVF2S programs.

RVF2S Volunteer Training
 
JudyCarrots 2Spring programs will begin in April, we are offering two different volunteer trainings for new or continuing volunteers. Register for either or both, we'd love to see you there.



Kitchen Training: 

Thursday April 10th 9:00-12:30 or

Saturday April 12th 9:00-12:30


Ashland Food Co-op Community Kitchen
This training provides information about workin
g with kids in our on-farm kitchens as well as in school cafeterias. 

Farm and Garden Educator Training: 

Thursday April 10th 1:15-4:30 or

Saturday April 12th 1:15-4:30

Hanley Farm, Central Point

This training will provide information related to working with students on local farms and in school gardens.
To register click here or contact Melina.

And for the season after spring....
S u m m e r   C a m p
Hanley Farm in Central Point
                                July 7 - 11         Ages 7 - 9
                                July 21 - 25    Ages 10 - 12
                                August 4 - 8     Ages 8 - 10

FarmstandRVF2S Summer Camps immerse children into daily life on the farm. Projects vary by
age, you can expect lots of exploring the natural environment in and around the farm, harvesting the ingredients for their group prepared lunches, preserving, homesteading skills, sciences projects, crafts and more!
Registration begins in April,
information will be on the
RVF2S website.

We appreciate your help in cross-pollination, please forward our eNewsletter to other people you know who may be interested. If you are new to our eNewsletters, back issues are archived on our website. Thank you.

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