Story-telling & Communications

The Story-telling and Communications Team works to gather farm to school success stories from network members about student, school and community impacts and share these stories widely. The team also exists to support members in telling their stories

The team is currently meeting every other month to develop a tool & process for gathering stories from network members, and the protocol for distributing submitted stories to the network and beyond.

Convener: WSDA Farm to School

Core members: OSPI Child Nutrition, United General Health District 304, Seattle Public Schools

Fill out a membership form to join the Story-Telling & Communications Team to get meeting announcements and details.

Resources

Below are a few resources to help you tell better stories about your school garden, locally sourced lunch, or agriculture education project!

Telling Your Garden Story – Wisconsin School Garden Network
Every garden is ripe with stories. Maybe it is one about the day the first shovel-full of soil was turned over and the garden was underway. Or about that time a brave rabbit dared to sample lettuce amidst a class of kindergartners partaking in a garden lesson. Each story has the potential to connect others with your garden and garden program. This brief offers tips for collecting and sharing the garden stories that make your garden program so special.

Farm to School Planning ToolkitVermont FEED
Communicating your vision and successes is a big part of farm to school program planning. Check out the Communications & Outreach Planning and Communications Strategy worksheets for some useful tools to help tell your farm to school story.

Marketing your School Nutrition Program – Institute for Child Nutrition
Tips for marketing your school’s nutrition program, and information on basic terms and concepts of current social media marketing strategies for school nutrition programs.

A Non-profit Story-telling InfographicClassy.org
To reap the benefits of storytelling, you need to know how to construct a story and effectively communicate it to your audience. This infographic walks you through the steps of telling a powerful impact story.

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