The Menominee Indian School District continues to grow its farm to school initiative. Its message is to reinforce that food comes from the earth, rather than a grocery store. Several programs have come together for the school that’s helping students build a stronger appreciation of where their food comes from. The school has seen the growth of its garden patch that had been established a few years ago, and although it was a slow start, student participation in the Garden, Healthy Eating and Food Choices Club has increased. In addition to the club, the school has been expanding its greenhouse. They’ve also be able to implement a new medicine garden, thanks in part to a new grant from the WEA Trust. Meanwhile, students in the district have also benefited from the College of Menominee Nation Farm-to-School grant that’s allowed students to go on field trips to local farms, create activities in the CMN gardens, and become involved with the school garden clubs. As of now, work is underway to establish a garden club at the high school, to provide students an opportunity to work with plants in the newly renovated greenhouse. Overall, faculty and staff at the Menominee Indian School District are encouraged by the results and interest they’ve seen from students.