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  • Thursday

    Findings and Recommendations From the 2021 National Farm to ECE Survey

    Feb 9, 02:00:00 PM - 03:00:00 PM (ET)
    National Farm to School Network (NFSN) and Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems (MSU CRFS) are excited to offer this upcoming free webinar, "Farm to Early Care and Education Continues to Foster Bright Futures for Children and Communities: Findings and Recommendations From the 2021 National Farm to ECE Survey" on February 9th 2pm ET/11am PT. In 2021, NFSN and MSU CRFS surveyed early care and education providers across the country to better understand current initiatives, motivations and challenges in applying farm to ECE activities in early care and education settings. Learn more about the survey and how you can apply the findings and recommendations in your own work. A recording will be shared after the live event.

  • Wednesday

    GSG Summit Webinar Series: Decolonizing Garden Education

    Feb 15, 11:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM (PT)
    This webinar series is presented by the School Garden Support Organization Network. Bring the learnings of the April 2022 Growing School Gardens Summit home with this six month webinar series, featuring a variety of presentations from the Summit. The global Covid-19 pandemic created multiple challenges and tragedies. It also emphasized the social-emotional importance of being outdoors and learning from the land. It forced us in garden education to rethink our systems, structures, and values. Hear how one small school garden nonprofit explores new ideas to center equity and inclusion by facilitating BIPOC farm partnerships, incorporating Indigenous knowledge models, diversifying staffing, and prioritizing professional development focused on uprooting white supremacy constructs.

  • Tuesday

    Save the Date: 2023 Junior Master Gardener National Leader Training

    Feb 21 - 22, (CT)
    This event is hosted by Junior Master Gardener. This year’s national leader training will be a dynamic & interactive training conference and will be exclusively & completely accessible as an engaging, online training event. The 2023 JMG NLT attendees will be able to: Utilize all curricula resources, breakout sessions Implement best practices, project-based learning , managing students/groups Access Group/class registration, recognition & certification options Involve local county Extension, volunteers and parents in your programming R each into schools , after school programs & clubs P repare/lead JMG teacher training workshop events Generate funding to support programs Build sustainability through community collaborations and partnerships Utilize program resources, marketing materials Develop custom implementation plans

  • Tuesday

    Community Chat: Making Curricular Connections in School Gardens

    Feb 21, 03:00:00 PM - 04:00:00 PM (ET)
    Join us for a Community Chat for school gardens! 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: Making Curricular Connections in School Gardens Date: Tuesday, February 21st 3:00-4:00PM EST School-based gardeners, this Chat is for you! Integrating a school garden with curriculum is a great way to gain staff and administration support and ensure the garden’s sustainability as a vital teaching tool! Join this Community Chat to ask your questions and share ideas about all things related to making curricular connections in school gardens and other ways to increase buy-in within a school! We can chat about activities for each subject, aligning with state-standards, strategies for building teacher confidence, 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) 2/21/23 3PM EST https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0oceuppz0tG9U7RYbQpje1dvBvBEQ4nsI6

  • Monday

    Green Schools Conference

    Feb 27 - Mar 1, (ET)
    This conference is produced by the Center for Green Schools at USGBC in partnership with Green Schools National Network. February 27 - March 1, 2023 | Sheraton New Orleans The Green Schools Conference (GSC) is the only event to bring together all the players involved in making green schools a reality: people who lead, operate, build and teach in schools. Designed to educate, connect and inspire, attendees of the three-day in person conference will explore interdisciplinary content during general sessions, while also having dedicated time with peers to work through specific challenges, share best practices, and generate momentum to further green school actions across the country. The 2023 program will address topics from environmental impact, health and wellbeing, sustainability literacy, equity and whole school sustainability. Whether you are a teacher, school or district staff, educational leader, parent, student, building industry professional or nonprofit partner, the Green Schools Conference is the place to learn new ideas, and connect with other passionate green school champions.

  • Saturday

    EcoLOGICAL Gardening Symposium

    Mar 4, 08:00:00 AM - 03:30:00 PM (ET)
    Event hosted by UT Institute of Agriculture Knoxville, TN (in-person event) Join fellow gardeners and environmental enthusiasts for a day dedicated to (eco)logical approaches to gardening and home landscaping. Learn from experts and network with others who are passionate about making their home landscape inviting for creatures of all shapes and sizes.