Farm to ECE: Community of Practice

Connect Through our Community of Practice

Learn and share ideas, resources, questions, and best practices with other network members across Washington about gardening, sourcing local food, education, and other food & agriculture topics in ECE settings. Our Community of Practice cultivates connection among farms and ECE settings to work towards an equitable, environmentally responsible food system. Connection is driven through a listserv and regular conference calls. The Washington State Department of Health is the lead organization for this Community of Practice.

Join our Community of Practice and email listserv by following these steps:

  • Click on “Join the Network” in the red toolbar at the top of this page
  • Complete the “Washington State Farm to School Network Membership Form” and select “Farm to Early Care and Education (ECE)” as your Community of Practice
  • Members can email the listserv by sending a message to this email address:
  • You can also join the listserv by registering here

Conference Calls

Upcoming conference calls:

Past conference calls (recordings can be streamed):

  • October 26, 2021 – WSDA Local Foods Purchasing Grants: Video
  • July 27, 2021 – Farm to ECE Success Stories: Audio or Video
  • April 27, 2021 – Connecting Early Learning Programs with Farms and Farmers. Audio or Video
  • January 26, 2021 – Virtual Experiential Education Opportunities for Farm to ECE. Audio or Video
  • Sept. 16, 2020 – COVID-19 Resources for Farm to ECE. Audio or Video
  • March 18, 2020 – Networking and partner updates. View the recordings
  • September 4, 2019 – Featuring Catholic Charities of Eastern Spokane’s Food For All Program. Audio or Video
  • July 3, 2019 – Networking and partner updates: Audio or Video
  • March 6, 2019 – Featuring Central Spokane YMCA’s Learning Garden. Audio or Video
  • January 9, 2019 – Featuring Skagit/Island Head Start and ECEAP. Audio or Video
  • November 7, 2018 – Featuring Farm Stand Local Foods and the City of Seattle Farm to Table Program. Audio or Video

Current Farm to ECE Community of Practice Member Organizations

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