The Bring the Farmer to Your School Program is a collaboration between Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA) and Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) that allows local farmers to deliver interactive presentations while teaching students about local agriculture and the importance of eating more fresh fruits and vegetables.
Through 2017, the program is funded by the California Department of Food and Agriculture 2015 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Students have a chance to ask questions, see pictures, and taste farm-fresh locally-grown produce. Farmers often bring varieties of fruits and vegetables that are unknown to students, like blood oranges, purple carrots, or cherimoya.
The ultimate project goal is to influence main outcomes, primarily that 160,000 students and 900 parents at 200 Title I schools will gain an improved understanding of the essential importance of increasing consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables to help combat and prevent serious potential health problems linked to diet-related disease, and by extension purchase more of these specialty crops.
Our “Bring the Farmer to Your Classroom” program serves Title I LAUSD Schools