Teachers, administrators, parents, Master Gardener volunteers, community partners, and other interested parties are invited to attend a meeting for individuals currently involved or looking to be involved with farm-to-school programming. This meeting is sponsored by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Maine Farm-to-School Network, Healthy Waldo County, ACCESS Health, Healthy Lincoln County, and the Knox County Community Health Coalition.

Learn techniques to start and sustain farm-to-school programs. Work through common challenges, and leave with action steps. Learn examples of service-learning related to farm-to-school programming. Share your existing or future school gardens & food/agriculture curricula.

For educators working in Knox and Lincoln counties, the gathering will be Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Music Room at Medomak Middle School (318 Manktown Road in Waldoboro). In case of snow, the meeting will take place on Feb. 27 at the Knox-Lincoln Cooperative Extension Office (377 Manktown Road in Waldoboro). Food and beverage provided by Rising Tide Community Market and Good Tern Natural Foods Co-op.

For educators working in Waldo County, the gathering will be on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Waldo County Cooperative Extension Office (992 Waterville Road in Waldo). In case of snow, the meeting will take place on Feb. 29. Food and beverage provided by Belfast Co-op.

As a reward for attending, one will be entered into a raffle for a Maine School Garden Network tote bag, a copy of “Health Foods from Healthy Soils: A Hands-On Resource for Teachers,” and snow-tubing, tobogganing and lift passes for the Snow Bowl in Camden. All participants will be entered into a grand prize drawing for a Johnny’s Selected Seeds cedar cold frame.

Please RSVP to Genna Cherichello (genna.c@maine.edu) with name, professional affiliation, site of meeting to attend, phone number, special accommodations, and dietary needs.