2022 Virtual Summer Training Session Recordings and Resources

The 2022 Virtual Summer Training took place from June 21 – June 24, 2022. The event welcomed educators, farmers, chefs, parents, and community members from across the world for an exploration of edible education programming, resource sharing, networking, and inspiration.

All of the sessions were recorded and are available for viewing here. Corresponding resources are included below the video of each session.

We hope these resources support your program's growth! If you have any questions, please reach out to us at training@edibleschoolyard.org, and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to learn about upcoming training opportunities. Thank you!

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Alice Waters, Nick Lee, Russell Sterten
2022 Virtual Summer Training Opening Session

In this opening session, Edible Schoolyard Project founder Alice Waters shares remarks on the importance of edible education. Then, Program Director Nick Lee and Community Manager Russell Sterten lead participants in reflecting on their inspiration and motivation for teaching with food.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Jack Algiere
Regenerative Farming Practices

In this session, Stone Barns Center Director of Agroecology Jack Algiere shares an overview of regenerative farming practices that educators can apply in their school gardens.

Visit the Stone Barns Center’s website at https://www.stonebarnscenter.org/

Books and authors that Jack recommends include:

  • “New Organic Grower” by Eliot Coleman
  • “Teeming with Microbes” by Jeff Lowenfels
  • “Regeneration” by Paul Hawkins
  • “Building soil for better crops” Fred Magdoff and Harold Van Es
  • Alan Chadwick and the UCSC Farm
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Tamika Whitenack, Jason Uribe, Sophia Fox
Exploring Garden Systems and Structures

In this session, participants gain insight into the physical space and garden infrastructure of the ESY garden. Participants are guided through a photo journey that showcases key areas of the ESY garden and how we use these with students. Participants are invited to consider how the core values behind the ESY garden can inform their own work.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Esther Cook, Griselda Cooney, Taís Reis, Patricia Mok
Exploring Kitchen Classroom Systems and Structures

This session explores the systems and routines of the Edible Schoolyard kitchen classroom. Participants are led through a virtual tour of our kitchen classroom and then reflect on how their own cooking program can promote accessibility, inclusivity, and safety.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Kirsten Strobel, Aaron Ojalvo
Making the Ask: Effective Fundraising Strategies for your Kitchen and Garden Classroom

This fundraising session dives into the structure and tactics of the donor giving cycle, primarily focusing on individual giving and corporate partnership strategies. The workshop provides participants with an opportunity and inspiration to begin formulating their own donor engagement plan. 

Thursday, June 23, 2022
Raquel Vigil and Rachel Mewes
An Introduction to Student Engagement in Edible Education

This session explores a new resource titled Student Engagement in Edible Education: A Workbook for Teachers. In this training, participants learn about the three pillars of student engagement and explore resources from the workbook.

Thursday, June 23, 2022
Esther Cook
Food Memories

While applying the lifelong learning skill of reflection, participants will contemplate the undeniable power of food to indelibly connect us to a person, place, or time. This session, led by Senior Chef Teacher Esther Cook, is for anyone interested in examining the role food plays in their life.

Thursday, June 23, 2022
Griselda Cooney, Patricia Mok
Family Engagement and Cooking Demonstration

In this session, participants learn approaches and strategies for involving families in edible education. Chef teachers Griselda Cooney and Patricia Mok share an overview of ESYP's family engagement programming and provide a cooking class demonstration based on our Family Nights Out events.

Friday, June 24, 2022
Chef Liesha Barnett
Program Development with Community Partners

Establishing community partners is one of the keys to creating a dynamic community program. This session explores ways to create programming with community partners whose mission and goals align with yours. Participants learn tips and strategies for how to choose the right partners and build a stronger, more unified community.

Friday, June 24, 2022
Alice Waters, Neil Smith, Esther Cook
A Look at the Founding and Future of the Edible Schoolyard Project

In this session, Edible Schoolyard Project founder Alice Waters, founding Edible Schoolyard principal Neil Smith, and Senior Chef Teacher Esther Cook  share stories from the beginning of the Edible Schoolyard program and offer their vision for the future of edible education.