The Edible Schoolyard Intensive: Farm to School
Bring your school or district's team of farm to school stakeholders to the Edible Schoolyard Intensive to strengthen your holistic approach to long-term program success. The three-day training will focus on relationships between food service staff members, school and district leadership, and classroom, garden and kitchen educators. Participants will learn strategies for integrating innovative food procurement and hands-on experiential learning that teaches children how to grow, cook, understand, and value food in their daily lives. The Edible Schoolyard Intensive is designed for programs that participate in the USDA’s child nutrition programs. Applications are due March 13. More details.
School Garden Teacher Training, July Session
This training re-imagines educational institutions as resiliency hubs for the wider community. Build your team to learn about the fundamentals of designing a sustainable school — from facilities to curriculum — and the community organizing skills necessary to facilitate the process. More details.
National Children and Youth Garden Symposium
Explore topics ranging from curriculum to program management to garden design and maintenance during three dynamic days of educational sessions, field trips, and expert keynote presentations. More details.
Rooted in Community Youth Leadership Summit 2016
The Rooted In Community National Network (RIC) is a diverse movement of youth and adults working together to foster healthy communities and food justice through urban and rural agriculture, community gardening, food security, and related environmental justice work. The 2016 Rooted in Community Youth Summit will be hosted by GRuB in Olympia, WA in partnership with RIC, the NW Native Plants and Foods Collective, the Nisqually Tribe, and many more youth and food justice organizations. More details.
2016 Sustainable Agriculture Education Association National Conference
The SAEA champions innovative educational approaches for sustainable agriculture through the development, application, and research of teaching and learning practices. The goal of the conference is to connect educators, teachers, students, apprentices, staff, and administrators who focus on teaching and learning at the adult level. More details.
Summer Institute: Using Gardens to Teach
The summer institute is designed to help educators integrate gardens into their teaching. The training covers topics in literacy, social studies, science, math, and nutrition, as well as builds knowledge about sustainable agriculture, food systems, social justice, and ecological gardening practices. More details.
First Annual Farm Tank Summit - Sacramento, CA
This two-day event will feature more than 35 different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government officials, and students will come together for interactive panels. More details.
Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016
“Loving the Earth” is the main theme for Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016. This free, international event will have three main goals, inviting visitors to learn more about: how to be a farmer, how to be a co-producer and how to be a home-gardener. More details.