Marin County and the San Francisco Bay Area
Agricultural Institute of Marin works to promote a viable food system, to educate the public about the benefits of buying fresh and locally grown food, and to bring farmers and communities together.
Environmental Education Council of Marin is a coalition of more than 130 businesses, schools, and non-profit organizations devoted to implementing sound ecological practices and promoting environmental education in Marin.
Grown In Marin is a source to find Marin farms, ranches, and businesses that offer fresh, local, sustainable, and organic farm products, as well as a guide to local Farmers’ Markets, resources for farmers and educators, and a calendar giving you up-to-date information about local agriculture events
Hayes Valley Farm is a 2.2-acre non-profit community-run farm and urban agriculture education and research project located in the heart of San Francisco.
Marin Agricultural Land Trust acquires agricultural conservation easements on farmland in voluntary transactions with landowners and encourages public policies that support and enhance agriculture.
Marin Organic acts as a primary link between farmers and eaters and is committed to promoting and supporting a sustainable, organic county - a county in which growers and the people who rely on them recognize their mutual interdependence.
Marin Master Gardeners are a dedicated, trained group of volunteers who share a love of gardening and horticulture. Through community service and educational outreach, Master Gardeners provide home gardeners and community organizations the knowledge and skills to create a healthy environment for Marin County.
Marin Wellness Collaborative is a coalition of over 50 community organizations in Marin County dedicated to supporting good nutrition and physical fitness.
Novato Live Well works to build a healthy, sustainable community where people from diverse backgrounds come together to reconnect with the land, procure, grow, and preserve food in a sustainable manner for themselves and others, and cultivate a truly integrated community.
Om Organics is a community resource for organic & sustainably grown foods in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Sustainable Marin’s mission is to advance sustainable principles in the County of Marin in the State of California with the goal to transform the region in the areas of environment, economics, and society into a sustainable community.
New York, NY: Chef Bobo’s Eat Right Now
Berkeley, CA: The School Lunch Initiative
Portland, OR: Growing Gardens
San Francisco, CA: Acre Gourmet
Marin County, CA: Organic School Lunches
School Food Initiatives
Center for Ecoliteracy is a leader in the green schooling movement, supporting and advancing education for sustainable living.
Chef Ann the Renegade Lunch Lady, is working to transform how we feed our children in school each day, from highly processed to highly nourishing food — one school lunch at a time.
Chefs Collaborative is the leading nonprofit network of chefs that fosters a sustainable food system through advocacy, education, and collaboration with the broader food community.
Choice as launched in 1994 by a group of concerned parents to promote a choice of wholesome plant-based meals and nutrition education in our nation's schools and seeks to provide our school children with healthy alternatives to the meat and dairy-based diet that prevails in our nation’s schools.
Edible School Yard involves students in all aspects of farming the garden and preparing, serving, and eating food as a means of awakening their senses and encouraging awareness and appreciation of the transformative values of nourishment, community, and stewardship of the land.
Farm to School is a program that connects schools (K-12) and local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities, and supporting local and regional farmers.
Food Corps has a vision to recruit young adults for a yearlong term of public service in school food systems to build Farm to School supply chains, expand food system and nutrition education programs, and build and tend school food gardens.
The Food Trust works to improve the health of children and adults, promote good nutrition, increase access to nutritious foods, and advocate for better public policy.
The Food Project has built a national model of engaging young people in personal and social change through sustainable agriculture.
Growing Great provides rovides a wide range of programs for school garden and nutrition education.
Healthy Schools Campaign advocates for policies and practices that allow all students, teachers and staff to learn and work in a healthy school environment. Cooking up change is HSC’s benefit, healthy cooking contest, celebration of student talent and spotlight on the challenges of serving healthy school lunches.
Healthy School Lunches is an organization of physicians dedicated dedicated to improving the food served to children in schools by educating government and school officials, food service workers, parents, and others about the food choices best able to promote children’s current and long-term health.
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution fights to eliminate serving processed foods in school and to curb childhood obesity across the nation
Lets Move! was started by First Lady Michelle Obama with an ambitious national goal of solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation so that children born today will reach adulthood at a healthy weight.
The Lunch Box is an online toolkit packed with solutions to transform your school food into healthy and delicious food for all children
New York Coalition for Healthy School Lunches works to improve the health and well-being of New York's students by advocating for healthy plant-based foods, including local and organic where possible, farm to school programs, school gardens, the elimination of unhealthy competitive foods, comprehensive nutrition policy, and education to create food- and health-literate students.
One Tray is a national campaign to improve child nutrition by encouraging a more direct connection between local farms and federal nutrition.
Real Food Challenge is a network of students working to increase the procurement of real food on college and university campuses, with the national goal of 20% real food by 2020.
School Lunch Talk dishes out the latest on public school food, from chicken nuggets and chocolate milk to legislation and regulations.
Smarter Lunch Rooms presents ways to use behavioral economics to improve meal selection and create sustainable, research-based lunchrooms that subtly guide smarter choices
Teaching Garden is a place where students, teachers, parents and community members come together to grow plants, learn about nutrition and the importance of physical fitness, and pass on their knowledge to others.
EatNation’s mission is to help home cooks gather food wisely, prepare it deliciously, consume it thankfully and dispose of it thoughtfully.
Sustainable Table celebrates local sustainable food, educates consumers on food-related issues and works to build community through food.