Edible Schoolyard Summer Training
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, sensory learning, and culturally responsive lessons in the kitchen, garden, and cafeteria.

Summer Training

The Edible Schoolyard Summer Training (formerly called the Edible Schoolyard Academy) is a multi-day community learning event held annually in late June. The Summer Training brings together garden and kitchen educators from around the world to share learning experiences in the Edible Schoolyard garden and kitchen classrooms. 

For the summer of 2020, we offered the first Summer Training at Home to support educators to adapt edible education to distance learning. Now in 2021, we are hosting a Summer Training at Home that aims to be as engaging and dynamic as our annual in-person gathering. For more information on this event please see our Online Training page. 

See below to learn more about the Summer Training of 2019 and read what participants had to say. We hope to return to an in-person format in the summer of 2022.


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!"