National Farm to Cafeteria Conference
A a biennial event hosted by the National Farm to School Network that will convene more than 1,500 diverse stakeholders working to source local food for institutional cafeterias and foster a culture of food and agricultural literacy across America. More details.
June 2016 Edible Schoolyard Berkeley Public Tour
Monthly tours are typically offered during the first week of every month during the school year. Public tours begin promptly at 9:00 am, last about about two hours, and include garden and kitchen class observation and school lunch discussion. There is no fee for attending public tours, though all guests must register.
5th Annual UVM Food Systems Summit
The UVM Food Systems Summit is an annual event drawing scholars, practitioners, and food systems leaders to engage in dialogue on the pressing food systems issues facing our world. More details.
School Garden Teacher Training, June 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.
The Edible Schoolyard Academy
The Edible Schoolyard Academy is designed to strengthen your program and build your leadership in the field. Over the course of five days, Academy participants will have an opportunity to learn about curriculum integration and development, funding strategies, evaluation, volunteer management, class scheduling, rituals and routines of garden and kitchen classrooms, outreach strategies, and much more. Applications are due March 13. More details.
Living Learnscape Design
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.