Farm to School Program
Growing a Healthy Future

Guidestone’s Farm to School Initiative supports the growing and procurement of locally grown, healthy foods for district cafeterias, and fosters educational opportunities and curriculum connections both in the classroom and through experiential farm and ranch field trips.

Since 2010, Guidestone has been working with the Salida School District, LiveWell Chaffee County and the Southwest Conservation Corps to develop the Salida School Gardens: Healthy Food, Healthy Growing, Garden to Cafeteria Program, a model for food production and education integration into the schools that can be replicated throughout the Arkansas River Valley and shared with other rural communities throughout the state.

For more information or questions about the program,
please email or call (719) 239-0955.
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The Salida School Gardens in full summer glory.
The Salida School Gardens – Holman Ave. Site