Farm to Institution Summit 2017
The 2017 New England Farm to Institution Summit brings together local food advocates, food supply chain organizations, and representatives from institutional facilities to explore ways that procurement can affect change on the food system. More details.
June 1, 2017 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.
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 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. We examine edible education through the critical lenses of social justice, equity, and inclusion; participants should expect to engage in conversations about how race, gender, power, and privilege show up in classrooms, particularly around issues of food. Applications are due March 5. More details.
North American Agroforestry Conference
Join with agroforesty producers, researchers, and educators to explore the field of agroforesty, share knowledge, discuss emerging opportunities, and network with practitioners in the field. More details.
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 edible education. Discover how to create and institutionalize programs that invest in student health, academic achievement, community wellbeing, and ecological sustainability by serving fresh, locally sourced school meals and experiential learning in the garden, kitchen, classroom, cafeteria, and/or farm. Our goal is to help schools and districts develop strong edible education programs rooted in shared values and standards of practice, responsive to the cultural, institutional, and funding realities of their own particular contexts. Applications are due March 5. More details.
National Children and Youth Garden Symposium
The National Children and Youth Garden Symposium brings together educators and community leaders to explore innovative curriculum, take field trips, and share expertise in connecting children to nature through gardening. More details.
NOFA Summer Conference
The Northeast Organic Farming Association hosts a conference to promote understanding of organic food and farming. More details.
Community Food Systems Conference
The New Entry Sustainable Farming Project hosts a conference to explore the obstacles and opportunities to promoting food security, social justice, sustainable agriculture, and resilient local food systems. More details.