School garden and farm to school projects are great projects to promote through local news media. Below are some recent news pieces on these topics. Read them to find out what’s happening around the state and for ideas for your projects. We encourage projects to reach out to media contacts so that communities can find out about the good work that is happening in our state! Pay attention to which reporters are writing about these topics because they may want to write about these topics again. Let us know when your project (or another) gets press – we’d love to include it here! Email Leah Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Extension agent wants ‘Farm to Schools’ program in Putnam.” By Kate White. The Charleston Gazette, September 19, 2012.
“School lunch program changes.” By Beth Christian Broschart. The Inter-Mountain, September 17, 2012.
“Students get a taste of farming at school.” By Sarah Harmon. The Intelligencer, September 8, 2012.
“A green education.” By Michelle Horst. The Journal, September 2, 2012.
“Mason schools food locally grown.” By Bill Rosenberger. The Herald-Dispatch, August 28, 2012.
“Balanced meals on fed, state menu.” By Sarah Plummer. The Register-Herald, August 7, 2012.
“Nutrition key ingredient for student success.” By Sarah Plummer. The Register-Herald, August 6, 2012.
“Hands-on involvement leads to healthier eating for students, Seay tells legislative committee.” By Mannix Porterfield. The Fayette Tribune, July 30, 2012.
“Gardening pilot prompts book donation.” The Inter-Mountain, July 24, 2012.
“W.Va. school cooks learn new tricks.” By Kate Long. The Charleston Gazette, June 6, 2012.