Upcoming Events

Public Tour

May 2016 Edible Schoolyard Berkeley Public Tour


When: May 5, 2016 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Where: 1781 Rose Street, Berkeley, California 94703

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

When: May 5, 2016 12:00PM - 1:30AM
Where: Duster Room, ISSI, 2420 Bowditch, Berkeley, California 94704

Common Core in the Garden

When: May 6, 2016 9:30AM - 3:30PM
Where: Life Lab, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz 95064

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.

When: May 7, 2016 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Where: 1781 Rose St, Berkeley, California 94703

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.

When: May 10, 2016 8:45AM - 3:30PM
Where: Ramada Plaza Suites and Conference Center, 1635 42nd St S, Fargo, North Dakota 58103

Evaluating Your Program

Hear from farm to school evaluators to learn best practices for evaluating your farm to school efforts. More details.


When: May 12, 2016 11:00AM - 12:00PM

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.

When: May 17, 2016 11:00AM - 12:00PM

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.


When: May 23, 2016 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Where: UC Santa Cruz - The Cowell Ranch Hay Barn, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, California 95064

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.


When: May 26, 2016 11:00AM - 12:00PM

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.

When: June 1, 2016 9:00AM - 5:00PM