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The Edible Schoolyard Academy trains educators to create powerful and sustainable edible education programs in their schools and communities. Each June, we invite teachers, administrators, and advocates from around the world to spend five days behind the scenes at the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley.
Learn and experience first-hand the core principles and practical tools for bringing academic subjects to life in the kitchen, garden, and lunchroom. Whether you are a new or seasoned practitioner, the Academy will strengthen your program and build your leadership in the field.
WHEN: Sunday, June 21 - Thursday, June 25, 2015
WHERE: The Edible Schoolyard Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
COST: $650* (includes tuition, breakfast and lunch for four days, and one dinner) *2014 tuition amount. Not confirmed for 2015.
APPLICATIONS: Applications to attend the 2015 Edible Schoolyard Academy will open in winter of 2015. Stay tuned!
PROGRAM SUMMARY: Over the course of the Academy, participants will have an opportunity to learn about curriculum integration and development, funding strategies, volunteer management, class scheduling, rituals and routines of garden and kitchen classrooms, outreach strategies, and much more. Participants will leave the Academy with garden and kitchen lessons linked to academic standards, tools for developing programs in their own communities and strategies to strengthen existing programs, and an in-depth understanding of how the Edible Schoolyard operates on a daily basis. Finally, participants join a network of people all over the world who are engaged in bringing edible education programs to their communities.
The 2014 Academy began on Sunday June 22 at 2:00 pm with a welcome reception and program overview. The Academy runs daily from 7:45 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, with breakfast and lunch provided. The Edible Schoolyard Project hosted one networking dinner on Tuesday, June 24 from 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT: The Edible Schoolyard partners with UC Berkeley to provide 1.5 continuing education credits for interested Academy participants, at an additional cost of $225 to participants. Please indicate your interest during the application process. Paperwork will be available once applicants have been accepted.