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 edible education. Discover how to create and institutionalize programs that invest in student health, academic achievement, community wellbeing, and ecological sustainability by serving fresh, locally sourced school meals and experiential learning in the garden, kitchen, classroom, cafeteria, and/or farm. Our goal is to help schools and districts develop strong edible education programs rooted in shared values and standards of practice, responsive to the cultural, institutional, and funding realities of their own particular contexts. Applications are due March 5. More details.
National Children and Youth Garden Symposium
The National Children and Youth Garden Symposium brings together educators and community leaders to explore innovative curriculum, take field trips, and share expertise in connecting children to nature through gardening. More details.
Outdoor Classroom and Garden Program Management
Life Lab hosts a training for educators to learn effective practices for managing groups of students in outdoor classrooms. More details.
NOFA Summer Conference
The Northeast Organic Farming Association hosts a conference to promote understanding of organic food and farming. More details.
Closing the Hunger Gap 2017: From Charity to Solidarity
The Closing the Hunger Gap conference will bring together hunger relief organizations to explore ways to alleviate hunger and promote racial and economic equity. More details.
Encuentro Red Internacional de Huertos Escolares
This September, Laboratorios Para La Vida hosts the Encuentro Red Internacional de Huertos Escolares – the Gathering of the International Network of School Gardens. The event will take place in Montevideo, Uruguay, and is welcome to practitioners from private and public schools, civil society, academia, and more. More details.
Community Food Systems Conference
The New Entry Sustainable Farming Project hosts a conference to explore the obstacles and opportunities to promoting food security, social justice, sustainable agriculture, and resilient local food systems. More details.