Harvest of the Month

MMSD and REAP Food Group bring the farm right to the classroom.
A partnership between Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) Food and Nutrition and REAP Food Group has been bringing local agriculture straight to classrooms in 2022 thanks to a USDA Farm to School grant.

 

The Harvest of the Month program includes Virtual Farm Tours and a series of video shorts featuring vegetables that students will find right on their lunch trays!

Virtual Farm Tours
In Spring and Fall of 2022, REAP Food Group led virtual farm tours across southern and southwest Wisconsin with help from Shiftology Communications. K-5 classrooms across Madison public schools zoomed into the tours and asked farmers questions live, while REAP polled classrooms to find out how many varieties of apples or mushrooms students could name, or what they thought CSA stood for (= Community Supported Agriculture).

 

All videos live on our YouTube Channel, but can be accessed below.

Vegetable Video Shorts
REAP brought on videographer Bria Brown of b. brown productions to produce engaging short films featuring peppers, greens, corn, and cucumbers. Together we visited several local growers and food makers over the summer of 2022 to collect stories and footage. We can’t wait to share the final products with MMSD K-5 classrooms and you, stay tuned!
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