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  • Thursday
    30
    May

    Webinar: SGSO Network Open House

    May 30, 01:30:00 PM - 02:30:00 PM (PT)
    This event is hosted by the School Garden Support Organization Network. Whether you're brand new or just wanting to know how to get more involved or more deeply understand our resources, join us for this hour to learn more about our programs and how we can help your school garden programming. You'll also get a taste of what we seek to do as a network: connect our members with one another and continually gather feedback on what you need to be successful in your programs. As a result, there will be time to meet other folks on the call and time to engage in a listening session where you'll share your biggest school garden challenges, needs, and solutions.

  • Tuesday
    18
    June

    Community Chat: Composting

    Jun 18, 03:00:00 PM - 04:00:00 PM (ET)
    This event is hosted by the Kids Garden Community. Join us for a Community Chat on composting! What is a Community Chat? A dedicated space and time for informal peer-to-peer networking to talk through challenges (big or small!), share ideas, or connect with other members Each Chat will focus on a broad theme with educators and practitioners available to answer your questions Think of these as “office hours” - join for the entire session to listen and learn or hop on at your convenience anytime during the hour to ask a question Next Up: Composting Date: Tuesday, June 18th 3:00-4:00PM ET Join this Community Chat to ask your questions and share ideas about all things related to composting! We can chat about different composting options, troubleshooting your compost, vermicomposting, composting activities and lessons for kids, and anything else you'd like to discuss. From those new to gardening to seasoned educators, everyone is welcome! Sign up below: (If you're interested but can't attend, feel free to sign up to let us know what questions you have or if you're interested in a recording of the Chat) 6/18/24 3PM EST Register: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qdOqrrD4uHdba8M-lexClpZSEM_Bnje5J

  • Thursday
    20
    June

    In-person: The Growing Classroom Workshop

    Jun 20 - 21, (PT)
    This event is hosted by Life Lab at Life Lab's Garden Classroom on the UC Santa Cruz Campus. Learn to use a garden to breathe life into standards-based lessons, promote ecological literacy, encourage a love of nourishing foods, and support students’ social development. Using Life Lab’s The Growing Classroom activity guide for grades K-6, participants in this hands-on workshop experience tried-and-true garden-based lessons linked to Common Core Language Arts and Math and Next Generation Science Standards; practice basic gardening techniques; and develop management strategies for a school garden program.

  • Wednesday
    26
    June

    Webinar: Youth Internship Programs

    Jun 26, 11:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM (PT)
    This webinar is hosted by the School Garden Support Organization Network. Internships are a great way to involve youth more deeply in garden programming while giving them important job skills. Learn how educators from Durham, NC and Victoria, BC structure their programs! Presenters will include: - Hannah Ball-Damberg, Hub Farm Educator at Durham Public Schools in Durham, NC - Geoffrey Seelen -Hub Farm Educator at Durham Public Schools in Durham, NC - Robin Ruff, Home Economics Teacher/Department Head and School Garden Manager Royal Bay Secondary School in Victoria, BC

  • Thursday
    25
    July

    Webinar: Cooking Without Heat in the School Garden

    Jul 25, 04:00:00 PM - 05:00:00 PM (PT)
    This webinar series is presented by Life Lab in partnership with KidsGardening. Explore the exciting world of nutrition right from your school garden! Focus areas will include: Student Engagement: Learn how to engage your students in growing, tasting, and appreciating fresh and healthy foods. Garden and Program Design: Discover how to create a garden space that nurtures both plants and young minds, exploring ideas for garden layouts and learning activities tailored to different age groups. Outdoor Cooking Skills: Discover essential cooking techniques that are safe and suitable for teaching outdoors. We'll cover basic food preparation, fireless cooking methods, and creating outdoor culinary experiences for students. ____________ This webinar is part of a yearlong "In the Growing Classroom" webinar series presented by Life Lab that blends the marvels of nature, the magic of cross-curricular connections, and the joy of culinary exploration! This 6-part series invites you to explore effective outdoor classroom management, integrating Next Generation Science Standards and the C3 Framework for Social Studies into garden education and the culinary arts through traditional and heat-free methods. Learn More and Register for Any Webinar in this Series

  • Wednesday
    31
    July

    Webinar: Bilingual Family Engagement

    Jul 31, 11:30:00 AM - 12:30:00 PM (PT)
    This webinar is hosted by the School Garden Support Organization Network. Having a strong family support base is key to the longevity of a garden program. Join us in learning how Wasatch Community Gardens in Utah involve their language-rich community! Presenters will include: - Kimberly Yapias, School and Family Garden Manager at Wasatch Community Gardens in Salt Lake City, UT - Emily Büchi, Youth and School Program Director at Wasatch Community Gardens in Salt Lake City, UT

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