October 24, 2012 - Farm to School

"Farm to School"

Originally aired October 24, 2012

 




In this episode, Farm Bureau's Voices of Agriculture host Reggie Hall talks about the Farm to School program, where we visit Ashley Ridge High School.  It's a place where a group of special needs kids go from an interest in agriculture to an actual agribusiness.  See how they became GAP certified and can actually sell the veggies they grow to their own school!

We also swing by the University of South Carolina where we meet up with the school's First Lady, Patricia Moore-Pastides.  There, Mrs. Moore-Pastides cooks up a wonderful tomato-based dish that will have your mouth watering!  She also tells us about the University's effort in bringing the farm to their school through a series of garden beds spread around campus.

For more information on the programs we feature in this episode, click on the links below:


Ashley Ridge High School
Bobby Behr, Coach
Debbie Filomarino, Food Service Manager
Irene Mizzell, Special Needs Teacher
Karen Radcliffe, Principal
Ben Gibson, Coach
9800 Delemar Hwy.
Summerville, SC 29485
(843) 695-4900


Farm to School Program
Holly Harring, Director
(203)209-8127
harrinha@dhec.sc.gov 


University of South Carolina
Patricia Moore-Pastides, First Lady
http://president.sc.edu/firstlady/