DeKalb County School District (DCSD) receives Golden Radish Award for Farm to School accomplishments.
DCSD was recently honored with a Golden Radish Award by Georgia’s Departments of Agriculture, Education and Public Health, as well as the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and Georgia Organics for its outstanding farm to school program.
The district, through its School Nutrition Program , was recognized at the Silver level for its accomplishments during the 2016-17 school year, including:
- Offering 355 taste tests of locally grown produce utilizing recipes that featured school garden grown items like kale pesto, radish bruschetta, and carrot and kale stir-fry.
- Integrating farm to school into the curriculum through science, technology, engineering, math, and health.
- Parents and volunteers hosted school farmer’s markets to raise money for the school garden by selling garden grown produce.
Seventy-five school districts, serving more than one million students in Georgia, are now participating in farm to school. These districts served more than 97 million school meals with local food items during the 2016-17 school year.