Sacramento School Gets OK For District’s Largest Farm

Students at Sacramento City Unified School District will soon be able to enjoy a 2.5 acre garden and food literacy center—the largest in the district.

Leataata Floy Elementary will be the home for the center. The Food Literacy Center, a nonprofit based in Sacramento, will be the program manager for Leataata Floyd Farms, a project that has been 4 years in the making.

The developers of The Mill at Broadway are funding the project, expected to be open by fall 2017. Developer Northwest Land Park LLC and The Setzer Family Foundation are each providing $100,000.

Food-literacy programs are also being included into Floyd school’s curriculum. The classes will include cooking, nutrition, food culture and cuisine, how to make compost and how to identify beneficial insects, according to Amber Stott, founding executive director of the Food Literacy Center.

 “As the farm-to-fork capital, Sacramento can put itself on the map by spearheading this unique project to teach students about healthy eating,” said Sacramento City Unified board member Jay Hansen.

 

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Curriculum

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 21:15

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