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Your opinion: Are Farm to School programs socialist?

Posted by on May. 2, 2013 at 10:46 AM
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Question: What do you think of Farm to School programs?

Options:

They're socialist/liberal/democrat programs and I wouldn't want one at my kids school

I don't think they're socialist, but I don't like them

I love them!

I don't care what happens at my kid's school

Octopus/other/whatever


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Total Votes: 63

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What are Farm to School programs? Things like school gardens that incorporate curriculum from science, math, language arts, social studies; nutrition education and cooking, reading labels, etc.; local sourcing from area farmers; introducing the food system, the real cost of food from transportation, etc.; teaching the difference between processed and whole foods...all of that.

Do you think these programs are socialist? Or even a liberal or democratic thing? Or is it just common sense stuff and experiential learning?


ETA: when I say socialist, I mean "socialist", as in some vague, negative connotation that may or may not have any relation to the actual definition. I've heard this said, which is why I'm posing the question.

Edit again: So, based on the replies from everyone across the political spectrum, I'm just going to assume the person who thinks this is just a very unreasonable human being (unreasonable human beings come in all stripes, conservative, liberal, libertarian, and whatever else). It happens. 

by on May. 2, 2013 at 10:46 AM
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FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on May. 2, 2013 at 10:47 AM
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Sounds like a great idea to me.

I don't see it as any thing other than that.  

krysstizzle
by DeepThought on May. 2, 2013 at 10:48 AM

I'll be back! 

rfurlongg
by on May. 2, 2013 at 10:50 AM
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Common sense experiential learning.
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DestinyHLewis
by Destiny on May. 2, 2013 at 10:51 AM
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You need an option stating, I love them, and no I don't think they are socialist programs. 

JakeandEmmasMom
by Platinum Member on May. 2, 2013 at 10:58 AM

 I love them!  The family resource lady at my kids' school and I are pushing for one at their school.  The property is huge and there is a perfect spot for a garden.  It would be so educational on so many levels!

etsmom
by Bronze Member on May. 2, 2013 at 10:58 AM

I think it's great to work within your environment. Hands on learning can really bring studying to to life for many kids who haven't a clue

illegallyblonde
by Lawyerupbeeches on May. 2, 2013 at 10:58 AM
Love it!
lga1965
by on May. 2, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Sounds good to me but then you know I am a socialist, Liberal,pro choice,pro gay marriage and having an affair with George Soros so you shouldn't listen to me. ;-)
Just kidding.
But it sounds great !
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1Giovanni
by Becca on May. 2, 2013 at 11:05 AM
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Our school has been doing this for many years. They have a very nice garden that the 3-5 graders plant. This year we finally got a fence around their garden so the deer don't eat them. Plus, they plant flowers around the school too.

My dh and I was just done talking about this and how we think it is a great program.

justahousewife
by Member on May. 2, 2013 at 11:05 AM
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I don't see how the term liberal could even be applied to farming. It's about the most conservative act a person can do. 

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