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Garden to Cafeteria

Denver Public Schools' Food and Nutrition Services strives to “provide healthy food and nutrition education so all students will have the opportunity for success” in the classroom, in their daily lives and to set the foundation for healthy lifestyles as they grow and mature. 

The Garden to Cafeteria program is a unique opportunity for DPS students to grow fresh fruits and vegetables in their school gardens with the aim of supplying some of their harvest to the school cafeterias to be used at lunch service. The first season of the Garden to Cafeteria program occurred during Fall 2010 with 14 school gardens participating.

If you are a school garden leader or community gardener at a Denver Urban Gardens school-based community garden, and you are interested in participating in this program, please contact us!

Denver Public Schools garden leaders who would like to participate in the 2013 Program should do the following.

1. Register for one of the upcoming trainings hosted by Denver Public Schools, Slow Food Denver and Denver Urban Gardens.

2. Complete the Garden to Cafeteria Registration Form, available here, and bring it to your training session. 

To learn more about this program, visit Denver Public Schools' Food and Nutrition Services website


Also see:

About Youth Education
School Garden and Nutrition Curriculum
Youth Farmers' Markets
Helping Kids Get Healthy Workshop Series
Connecting Generations
Denver School Garden Coalition