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Oregon Farm to CNP Grant

This is the STATE grant with State funds-we've been participating in this in one form or another since 2012.  

USDA Farm to School Local Food For Schools (LFS) Grant  

This is the FEDERAL grant with Federal funds.  A brand new grant that will start in March 2023 and close August 31, 2024.  Open to all Sponsors who participate in the National School Lunch Program.

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The Farm to School Communications Toolkit is now available!


This Toolkit is designed to help school districts communicate about their farm to school programs and how they use school gardens to engage students and promote healthy food choices. 

School Event Announcement | Media Advisory and Press Release | Social Media

Latest Farm to CNP Newsletter

Check out the latest issue (February 2024) of our Oregon Farm to CNP Newsletter! These issues will be stored on our Oregon Farm to CNP in the News page


2022-2023 Oregon School Garden Survey

Currently Oregon has 788 school gardens! That’s just over half of the schools in Oregon.

We last did an extensive survey starting in 2017. We spent the past couple years getting feedback of what we were missing, and adding or changing the questions we had. We were ready to send out the survey, and like everything else, we had to pause while COVID ran its course, as many gardens were inactive. 

We now have 44 questions, it should take 15-20 minutes to complete a survey for each garden. We ask that everybody should fill out a new survey for this, even if you have filled one out in the past.  It’s important to fill out the survey even if your garden is in hiatus or inactive, as there are many questions that will give us great information while our evaluation team and Oregon Farm to School & School Garden Network continue to shape our future in school gardens! Here's the link to take the survey

Oregon Farm to School Resource People 

Looking for help? Here's the Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Resource People document from the Oregon Farm to School & School Garden Network. Updated September 2022.

Farm to Child Nutrition Programs

Incorporating local food into school meals, farm field trips and other educational programming.


For more information, contact:

Rick Sherman, Farm to CNP Analyst, or  Amy Lahrman, Farm to CNP Assistant, or Emily Griffith, Farm to CNP Assistant

General mailbox: FarmToCNP

Subscribe to our mailing list. Subscribers will receive news, updates and resource information for all things Farm to CNP, including important updates to our Farm to CNP grants. Note: when you use the previous link it will direct you to a generic looking "Oregon Department of Education email updates" sign-up page. It doesn't say it, but it really is the Farm to CNP listserv!

School Gardens

Oregon harvest for schools


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