Decatur Farm to School – Support Local & Healthy Foods for Decatur Schools
Two Great Ways to Support Local & Healthy Foods for Decatur Schools!

The Decatur Farm to School Initiative is hosting two events in April to raise money to integrate Farm to School principles into the curriculum and the cafeteria. The first event, in conjunction with Earth Day, an April 17th viewing of the film Dirt! The Movie in the new Decatur High School Auditorium. Dirt! The Movie is an Official Selection of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival (visit for more details). Tickets are $5 per person and benefit Decatur Farm to School. Ticket sales start that evening at the DHS auditorium from 7-7:30 p.m. and a brief discussion session will follow the movie. Be sure to check out our concession stand of locally-made goodies, including special treats provided by Nectar, and Farm to School t-shirts for sale.

The second event is a Dine Out for Farm to School on Tuesday, April 20th from 5-9 p.m. Leon’s Full Service, Steinbecks, The Iberian Pig, Cakes & Ale, Brick Store Pub, and Universal Joint will host this event and will donate a percentage of the night’s proceeds to Decatur Farm to School. Make plans now to come out early with the family, or grab your friends for a night out! Each restaurant will serve up Farm-to-School menu items using local ingredients, and Cakes & Ale will also have a kids menu item from 5-7 p.m.

We need everyone to come out to help these two events raise funds for healthy foods in our schools, so make plans now to see Dirt! The Movie on April 17th and to dine out on April 20th!

Volunteers and restaurants owners who are interested in supporting the event can contact Kristin Allin of Cakes & Ale at for additional information.

Additional information on the Decatur Farm to School initiative can be accessed at

Decatur Farm to School partners include Georgia Organics, the Oakhurst Community Garden, the Decatur Education Foundation, and Decatur Active Living.

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