Edible Schoolyard Trainings
We train educators, gardeners, chefs, and advocates from all over the world to seed and grow edible education in their schools, cafeterias, and communities.

We train educators, gardeners, chefs, and advocates from all over the world to seed and grow edible education in their schools, cafeterias, and communities. Join us to learn and share core principles and practical tools for engaging students in academics, social and emotional learning, and justice in the kitchen, garden, and lunchroom.

Opportunities to learn with us:
Summer Training 2020
  • Our 12th annual summer training will convene one hundred educators for a multi-day immersive learning experience.
  • Check back at the start of 2020 for details and dates for Summer Training 2020. Applications will open in the spring.
  • For more information on the program, read the summary of Summer Training 2019 below. 

Custom Professional Development
  • Customized professional development experiences and workshops are available all year long.
  • Contact us at training@edibleschoolyard.org to learn more.
School Lunch Trainings
  • Coming Soon!

Edible Schoolyard Summer Training 2019 

Summer Training 2019 gathered 80 educators from 14 states and 4 countries at the Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley.  For four days in late June the group shared best practices and lesson plans, learned from one another in garden and kitchen based skill shares, visited local partner organizations addressing food insecurity, used design thinking to reenvision the cafeteria experience, and discussed key issues in edible education including culturally relevant curriculum and avoiding food shaming. 

Read what training attendees had to say about their experiences:
"I feel this experience was exceptionally inspring and like I was part of something much bigger than myself. I've learned to be more patient, slow down, and invite more conversation in the kitchen classroom."
 
"It was a fantastic overall experience. The sessions were brilliantly diverse and I enjoyed the hands-on experience. I also enjoyed the amount of mingling that occured and the time that was allowed for networking. I really enjoyed the trainers and admired their diversity and how they presented. I loved how engaging all the activities were. I loved THE FOOD! I loved how each facilitator also shared their personality and stories in their trainings.
 

"I will always remember the mutual respect that you all have for creating an environment of wonder, learning, respect and positivity! Kudos!"