We provide Oregon's farm to school and school garden community with networking opportunities. We conduct outreach to connect with new stakeholders. We share existing Oregon and National program models and effective practices at events throughout Oregon. We unite and connect Oregon’s diverse communities to work together towards our common vision.
RESOURCES, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND TRAINING
We provide Oregon's farm to school and school garden community with technical assistance, training, and resources via Regional Hubs, the Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Conference, the OFSSGN's email listserv, web-based resources, and one-to-one communication.
We advocate on behalf of Oregon’s farm to school and school garden community to maintain funding from the Oregon State Legislature for schools to purchase healthy local food, and for schools and partner organizations to provide farm- and garden-based education.
EVALUATION AND DEMONSTRATION OF IMPACT
We evaluate the true impact of farm to school programs in Oregon. We maintain the Oregon Farm to School Counts website that documents the impact of Oregon's farm to school programs and makes the data accessible to stakeholders and the community. We conduct outreach on behalf of existing farm to school and school garden programs, sharing their impact at events in Oregon and nationally.