Farm-to-school programs are not easy to do, schools say

10/19/2011 | State Journal-Register (Springfield, Ill.), The

Farm-to-school programs can be difficult to implement, say officials in school districts that have run into issues with bidding, maintaining gardens and ensuring that locally grown produce meets federal guidelines and local health standards. Lindsay Record of the Illinois Stewardship Alliance says most schools start small and that a national grant program next year will offer districts help in creating their programs.

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