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Farm to School in the West – A Snapshot

The western region of the National Farm to School Network encompasses a wide range of farm to school programs, policies, and organizations. Our states are at various stages of progress with farm to school, but all enjoy support from committed and enthusiastic individuals and organizations. Farm to school programs blossomed in California more than a […]

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Guiding Students’ Questioning

by Jude Curtain The sun was shining. There was just a hint of fall in the September air. Twenty three fourth graders were hunched over their white dishpans, excitedly sorting through their samples of forest litter. So began a series of lessons designed to guide students in generating questions, creating investigations, and ultimately finding answers. […]

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Fire and Society: A Burning Issue

Record setting fires in Northwest forests in recent summers have made fire management a top priority of land managers. Students can use the debate to learn about forest ecosystems and public policy. by Valerie Vogrin Fire has been an important ecological process for thousands of years in Northwest woodlands. Fire has been responsible for the […]

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