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Understanding Organic Webinar Series

The following mini-series of three webinars highlighted the Understanding Organic curriculum and provided practical tips for organic growing in school garden spaces. Check out the recording below to learn how you can implement Understanding Organic with your students. 

October 21st 4:00pm Pacific Time – An Introduction to Understanding Organic 

In this opening session, participants considered the multiple meanings of organic and learned about the Understanding Organic curriculum. This webinar featured Curriculum Specialist Raquel Vigil in conversation with gardening mentor, meditation instructor, and Edible Schoolyard Curriculum Advisor Wendy Johnson.

October 28th 4:00pm Pacific Time – Organic Practices for School Gardens

The principles and practices of organic agriculture are invaluable for nurturing a healthy garden. This session explored organic approaches to soil fertility, planting, propagation, and pest management. The webinar included breakout discussions and opportunities for participants to share strategies for organic garden management. Guest speaker Matt Tsang of the Growing Leaders program shared examples on how to teach youth organic practices while highlighting the values that inform them.

November 4th 4:00pm Pacific Time – Taking Action on Organic

The Understanding Organic curriculum invites students to explore a multitude of issues connected to organic agriculture through instructional practices that center engagement and advocacy. Senior Program Manager, Nick Lee, highlighted learning strategies from the curriculum that support teachers to lead explorations of complex topics such as labor in the food system, climate impacts of agriculture, and access to organic. This participatory webinar included breakout discussions and opportunities for participants to share their approaches to teaching issue-based curricula.

Training Archive

Click here to view two webinars from fall 2020 on key instructional strategies and approaches to implement our Cooking with Curiosity curriculum.

Click here to see the series of four virtual events from Summer Training at Home 2020 that explore various strategies for adapting to distance learning.

Click here to see an overview of our Summer Training at Home 2021 event. Please note that none of the sessions were recorded in order to respect participant confidentiality.