Parents and Volunteers
Parents are often a driver of Farm to School and School Gardens, and successful programs frequently rely on the efforts of committed volunteers. Volunteers can help overcome the barriers of time, staffing, budgets and expertise required to start and sustain a program.
University of Idaho Extension supports parents, guardians and others around the state who want to explore or implement Farm to School and school garden programs in their children’s school or in their communities.
Depending on location and our Extension staff expertise and capacity, this may include:
- Assistance locating participating school districts
- Offering guidelines or a suggested framework for program planning and implementation
- Sharing information, publications and other relevant resources
- Assisting in locating grants and other funding opportunities
- Providing expert gardening advice, classes, workshops and more
- Supplying appropriate youth-based gardening and nutrition curriculum
- Information on starting an in school or after school 4-H program
Contact us to inquire about University of Idaho Extension programs and resources.
Learn more about resources available through our state and national partners.