The Locally Grown project

Connecting Kids with Local Food

We are excited to launch a year long planning and visioning process that will result in a sustainable strategy for Farm to School in Hillsborough County.

We will use the Appreciative Inquiry process to answer the question:

What will it look like when we have an industry leading Farm to School Program?

1. Define

We will convene the project planning team and lay the groundwork for the process. We will also form a student advisory committee to include the voices of our  students.

2. Discover

During this phase we will conduct key informant interviews, research best practices and  visit school districts and farms with established F2S  programs.

3. Dream

Together we will co-create the vision of  Farm to School in Hillsborough County including local purchases, food based education and hands on learning experiences.

4. Design

Finally, we will identify key partners and seek input from the broader community to  design a plan that includes strategies for funding, implementation & evaluation.

Ways to Engage

Let’s Grow Together


Sustaining a Farm to School Program requires an investment of time and resources. Your support will ensure that the future of school meals in Hillsborough County will include quality local food as well as education and action opportunities for students to learn about food and farming.


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Want to get involved? We will kick off a year-long journey to develop a shared vision and plan for Farm to School in Hillsborough County in the Fall of 2022. We need engagement from students, parents, school staff, community partners and of course, local farmers.


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