Oregon awards farm-to-school grants

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Monday, January 28, 2013

The Oregon Department of Education awarded 11 school districts $189,140 in farm-to-school and school-garden grants.

Grants are being used to purchase locally grown food for school lunches, plant gardens and host activities that educate students about food.

Highlights of this year's grants include a program in the Ontario School District where Ontario farmer Rene Corn will teach students about grain, show them how to mill it and make whole grain breads, rolls, pizza dough and buns for the district through a local bakery.

Read more at Capital Press.

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