The 2024 Edible Schoolyard Summer Training

Held from June 20 – 21 at our program site in Berkeley, California, the Edible Schoolyard Summer Training is a two-day participatory learning and networking opportunity for educators and program leaders working in edible education.

Summer Training participants will:

  • Connect with a dynamic community of like-minded and passionate educators
  • Learn best practices from Edible Schoolyard programs
  • Share knowledge and resources with peers

Important Application Dates

  • Update: the application deadline is Friday, April 5, at 11:59 pm PT.
  • Applicants will receive an email by April 18 letting them know either that they are invited to the training or have been placed on the waitlist.

Who The Summer Training Is For

This training is geared towards individuals and organizations in the initial stages of providing educational gardening and/or cooking programs, particularly those actively serving students in public school settings. Our goal is to equip participants with the tools necessary to ensure the long-term sustainability of their program. 

Additionally, the Edible Schoolyard Project is committed to building diversity and inclusion in the field of edible education. We believe that our movement is made stronger, more effective, and most relevant for our students and communities by the leadership of practitioners with a wide array of perspectives and experiences. We therefore encourage applicants from a diversity of backgrounds. Individuals and teams who will contribute to the diversity of our training program will be given preference during the review process.

Training Cost

Tuition for the 2024 Summer Training is $250 per person. Full and partial scholarships are available.

Survey on Future Training Programs

We are currently developing new training opportunties, and we would love to hear from you about what would most support your work! Please respond to this quick survey to share about the types of training programs you are most interested in. Thank you!

Additional Training Opportunities

We are pleased to share these additional opportunities for training and support, including both future programs we will be offering as well as fantastic training programs from our peers in the field of edible education:
  • We are currently planning a suite of free, virtual trainings that will be offered throughout the year. You can stay in the loop with updates about these by subscribing to our newsletter.
  • The School Garden Support Organization Network has an extensive resource library and regularly offers free webinars to support educational gardening programs.
  • Life Lab is an organization based in Santa Cruz, California, that offers a wide range of both in-person and virtual training opportunities.
  • KidsGardening hosts an online community of school garden professionals, and they offer webinars, resources, and grant opportunities.
  • The Growing School Garden Summit takes place in March in San Diego, California. A couple of our very own Edible Schoolyard educators will be presenting! Registration is full but there is a waitlist and some conference resources will be shared out.
  • This July, the American Horticulture Society will be hosting the National Children and Youth Garden Symposium in Chicago, Illinois.


Please email us at for any questions regarding the Summer Training. Thank you!