May 2016 Edible Schoolyard Berkeley Public Tour
Food, equity, and place: The Role of Schools and Neighborhoods
UC Berkeley's Institute for the Study of Societal Issues hosts a talk on food and equity. More details.
The 2016 Edible Schoolyard Plant Sale
Join the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley for a fun day in the garden – delicious, locally-made food, spirited music, student-guided tours, exciting raffle prizes, and, of course, plants! Get your garden off to a strong start with tomatoes, vegetables, fruit trees and berries, herbs, perennials, annual flowers, and more. Plenty of gardening advice for novices and experts alike. The plant sale has become a beloved community event, with activities for kids as well as adults. Join us for an hour or the whole day! More details.
Put Our State on Your Plate: North Dakota Farm to School Conference
Attend a gathering of North Dakota farm to school professionals in Fargo, ND. More details.
Slow Food Webinar: School Garden Education for Children Experiencing Behavioral and Mental Health Challenges
Attend a webinar organized by Slow Food USA to learn how garden-based education can help children experiencing behavior and mental health challenges. More details.
2016 California Farm to School Network Central Coast Regional Gathering
The 2016 Central Coast Regional Gathering is intended for food service staff, garden educators, institutional partners, nutritional educators, and any Farm to School stakeholders in Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Benito, Monterey, and Santa Cruz Counties. The event will include discussions around Farm to School goals and barriers for the region, and there will be time for networking and taking a tour of the UCSC Farm and LifeLab. More details.
Tying it All Together and Digging In
Deborah Kane, Director of USDA’s Office of Community Food Systems, will show how local procurement fits into the larger farm to school picture and share several resources to help you meet your local purchasing goals. More details.
2016-2017 Northeast Farm to School Institute
Vermont FEED hosts a year-long professional development program for farm to school teams in New England and New York. Selected teams will participate in a Kickoff Summer Retreat in Shelburne, Vermont. Each team will be paired with an experienced farm to school coach to support them in carrying out their action plan throughout the school year.
Applications are due March 11, 2016. More details.