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" June 1, 2022 - Webinars are available if you're looking to start a garden. Also subscribe to The Dirt, a newsletter from USDA FNS's Farm to School Program.
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June 1, 2022 - KidsGardening is offering a free webinar on June 14th on how to fund your garden. Click here to register:
https://kidsgardening.org/webinar-growing-school-food-gardens-welcome/#

The Edible Schoolyard Project is a non-profit to help schools teach children the connection between themselves, food, and nature. Their virtual training takes place Jun 21-24 at no cost. Attendees will learn the ins and outs of starting a garden and how to transition lessons into the kitchen.
https://edibleschoolyard.org/training

Subscribe to The Dirt for important farm to school updates: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USFNS/subscriber/new?topic_id=USFNS_118


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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: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-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 by:

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
 
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