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!
To learn more about this program, see the Denver School Garden Coalition Operating Manual.