Celebrate National Farm to School Month!

"It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings." 
Ann Landers

I'm a big believer in the old adage, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."

You can read books and listen to lectures until the cows come home, but the only way to really learn something is by doing it.

Growing up with a teacher for a mom, I saw this in action every day. And growing up, my favorite teachers were the ones who let us get our hands dirty.

Which is why I'm so honored to be partnering with the National Farm to School Network for National Farm to School Month!

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Yes, October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate the connections happening all over the country between children and local food.

The 2016 National Farm to School Month theme, "One Small Step," celebrates the simple ways anyone can get informed, get involved and take action to advance farm to school in their own communities and across the country. 

Take the One Small Step Pledge and you’ll be entered to win support for farm to school activities at the school or early care and education site of your choice! CLICK TO TWEET

Whether you’re an educator, food service professional, farmer, or food-loving family, there are countless small steps you can take to celebrate this October...

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Whether you share the pledge, donate to the Network, or help out with your child's school, every little bit helps.

What small step will you take this month to help? Please share it on our Facebook page so I can send you a big thank you on behalf of all the kiddos out there!

Educate thyself,
Emily