The Southern Oregon Historical Society Welcomes: Rogue Valley Farm to School Program
The Southern Oregon Historical Society welcomes the Rogue Valley Farm to School program’s return to Hanley Farm! The Farm to School program cultivates “healthy kids, environmental stewardship, farm relationships and the local economy.” Each year they make arrangements with four local farms to serve as educational farm sites. Each site opens its gates to local students so they may experience hands-on farm education. Last year Hanley Farm was selected to be one of those farms, and we’re pleased to announce we’ve once again been selected to host the program. Thank you!
Hanley Farm is also the home-base for the Family Nurturing Center Farm and Food program. Families work together at the farm to grow, harvest and preserve produce, eggs, and meat – raised using sustainable methods. The Family Nurturing Center works with Rogue Valley Farm to School, educating children about our food system through hands-on farm and garden programs.
This year, the Rogue Valley Farm to School program began at Hanley Farm in September, providing weekly Monday and Tuesday field trips to school groups, grades 2 through 6, and will continue throughout October. At the Farm students learn about organic agriculture and nutrition through hands-on activities, incorporating math, science, art and writing, as well as practical life skills such as cooking, gardening, problem-solving and working together.
We are proud to have the honor to be one of the farms chosen to host these children. Thank you, Rogue Valley Farm to School, and thank you Family Nurturing Center for your contribution!