Upcoming Events


School Garden Teacher Training

The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center hosts a training for educators to learn about developing and sustaining garden-based ecological literacy programs at their schools. More details.


When: June 26, 2017 9:00AM - June 30, 2017 5:00PM PST
Where: The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, 15290 Coleman Valley Rd, Occidental, California 95465

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.

When: June 27, 2017 9:00AM - June 29, 2017 5:00PM PST
Where: Blacksburg, Virginia

2017-2018 Northeast Farm to School Institute

Apply to be part of a cohort of schools from New England and New York improving their farm to school programming. More details.

When: June 27, 2017 9:00AM - June 29, 2017 5:00PM PST
Where: Shelburne, Vermont

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.


When: July 9, 2017 9:00AM - July 11, 2017 5:00PM PST
Where: The Edible Schoolyard Berkeley, 1781 Rose Street, Berkeley, California 94703
Phone: 510-558-1335

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.

When: July 12, 2017 8:00AM - July 15, 2017 5:00PM PST
Where: Portland, Oregon

Outdoor Classroom and Garden Program Management

Life Lab hosts a training for educators to learn effective practices for managing groups of students in outdoor classrooms. More details.

When: July 27, 2017 9:30AM - 3:30PM
Where: Life Lab Learning Garden, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California 95064

International Agroecology Shortcourse

The University of Vermont hosts a workshop exploring agroecology as a science and a movement. More details.

When: July 31, 2017 9:00AM - August 10, 2017 5:00PM PST
Where: The University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

NOFA Summer Conference

The Northeast Organic Farming Association hosts a conference to promote understanding of organic food and farming. More details.

When: August 11, 2017 9:00AM - August 13, 2017 5:00PM PST
Where: Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts

2017 ISGA Conference

The 2017 International School Grounds Alliance Conference brings together education professionals from across the world to explore the architecture, ecology, and pedagogy of green schoolyards. More details.

When: September 4, 2017 9:00AM - September 6, 2017 5:00PM PST
Where: Berlin, Berlin

Closing the Hunger Gap 2017: From Charity to Solidarity

The Closing the Hunger Gap conference will bring together hunger relief organizations to explore ways to alleviate hunger and promote racial and economic equity. More details.

When: September 11, 2017 9:00AM - September 13, 2017 5:00PM PST
Where: Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, Tacoma, Washington