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Spartanburg School District 6 is proud to unveil the District 6 Farm to School Program to support our district-wide culture of health.  Thanks to a wonderful partnership with the Spartanburg County Foundation, Upstate Forever, and Cragmoor Farms, District Six has obtained land now used to grow organically grown fruits and vegetables. Four elementary schools, one middle school, and our high school established school gardens.  The district was awarded the South Carolina Department of Agriculture Grant to support school gardens to source locally and incorporate agriculture and nutrition education into school curriculums.  In addition, the district received the Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification and a USDA Farm to School Grant.  Partnering with the Mary Black Foundation, four schools received Healthy School Initiative Grants to promote healthy lifestyles. With our own greenhouse and district garden producing fruits and vegetables, our cafeterias can incorporate healthy food choices for students year round.  The D6 Farmer’s Market allows community members to purchase organically grown fruits and vegetables as well.  Our students are actively involved in the growing process from germinating seeds in the greenhouse, transplanting the seedlings into the garden, and to harvesting the fruits and vegetables for our schools and the community. There are currently six operating, elementary school gardens within the district, one middle school, and more are in the planning stages. The district was awarded the South Carolina Department of Agriculture Grant to support school gardens, to source food locally, and to incorporate agriculture and nutrition education into school curriculums. In addition, the district received a USDA Farm to School Grant and the Healthy School Initiative Grant, a partnership with the Mary Black Foundation. To further encourage agriculture and nutrition education, the district was awarded an AmeriCorps Grant to create a new program, FarmCorps.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil
rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g.,
Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online
at: 0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address,
telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA
1. mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
2. fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
3. email:
[email protected]