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  • Wednesday
    28
    February

    February Middle and High School Meet-up!

    Feb 28, 07:00:00 PM - 08:00:00 PM (ET)
    This event is hosted by Community Connectors in the Kids Garden Community. Topic: English Language Arts in the Garden Join us for a virtual small group discussion on how the garden can be used as a space/tool to teach reading and writing lessons for middle and high school students. Bring ideas on how you have used the garden to craft engaging and relevant ELA activities or with questions you would like to ask other garden educators. Open to anyone (teachers, volunteers, caregivers and more) gardening with kids in middle and high school settings. REGISTER

  • Thursday
    29
    February

    Online Course! Farm to School: Creating the School Garden Classroom

    Feb 29, 11:55:00 PM - 11:55:00 PM (ET)
    This course is hosted by NC State Extension. School Gardens play a critical role in supporting Farm to School initiatives. Providing students with hands-on experience growing healthy food increases nutritional preference for fresh fruits and vegetables while also supporting the S.T.E.M curriculum. To learn more about starting or maintaining a school garden and its connection to Farm to School, register for the Farm to School: Creating the School Garden Online Course, starting March 4th! Registration: February 5th – February 29th Starts: March 4th (ends June 3rd) Cost: $30 per participant / NCSU Extension Agents Free* Delivery: Asynchronous course to take at your own pace. Course time: 4 + hours of content Topics Include: Introduction to Farm to School Starting and Sustaining the School Garden School Garden Design Crop Selection and Garden Maintenance Garden Curriculum Connections Garden Food Safety Accessibility in School Gardens

  • Wednesday
    6
    March

    Webinar: Hydroponics for the Cafeteria

    Mar 6, 02:00:00 PM - 03:00:00 PM (ET)
    This webinar is hosted by Massachusetts Farm to School. Presenters Danielle Sprague , Food Service Manager, Dr. Franklin Perkins School Sam Malesa, Director of Partnership Development, Fork Farms Curious about growing and serving hydroponic produce in your school cafeteria? In this workshop, participants will understand how hydroponics can be used in the School Cafeteria to grow food and engage students. You will learn the whole process from assembly to seed planting to cultivating your crop to the program maintenance involved with a Flex Farm. Discover how to raise, harvest, and serve hydroponics all in the same space. Now that’s a commitment to local food! Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/ webinar/register/WN_ TP8aHIaGQ7aNt7bSA2TiJQ

  • Wednesday
    6
    March

    Webinar: Hydroponics for the Classroom Teacher

    Mar 6, 04:00:00 PM - 05:00:00 PM (ET)
    This webinar is hosted by Massachusetts Farm to School. Presenter: Graeme Marcoux, Environmental & Marine Science Teacher, Salem High School H ow can hydroponics work in the classroom setting? In this workshop, participants will learn how one high school classroom has been experimenting with different methods for growing plants using hydroponics, conventional raised beds and various permaculture techniques. Join us to hear how students have been exploring how to get better yields from our aquaponics plants and discussing the potential for aquaculture and hydroponics to help meet global food needs and have time to ask questions on how you can set up a similar system in your classroom. Zoom Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/ meeting/register/ tZwkcOGoqD8rGdXC8Zmhm9uRKufnVb BfdLBj

  • Wednesday
    13
    March

    Webinar: Worms: Vermicomposting in the Classroom

    Mar 13, 04:00:00 PM - 05:00:00 PM (ET)
    This webinar is hosted by Massachusetts Farm to School. Presenter : Jeff Stanford, Horticulture Teacher, South Shore Educational Collaborative What kind of worms do you need in a worm bin? How do you care and feed them? How can you harvest worm castings to benefit plants? Join us for this exciting workshop on classroom vermicomposting, and leave with everything you need to know to set up and maintain a small scale worm composting system that can serve as a way to engage students in lessons on decomposition, soil science, and ecosystems! Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/ meeting/register/tZctcu- oqDkvGtC470yYqelxLLkw2bMp4I1S

  • Friday
    15
    March

    Growing School Gardens Summit

    Mar 15 - 18, (PT)
    The Growing School Gardens Summit is hosted by the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation in Partnership with Life Lab and the School Garden Support Organization (SGSO) Network. A national gathering designed to support our shared work to strengthen the school garden movement at local and national levels so that all children and youth can have vibrant, resilient school garden programs. Join a national assembly of ~500 professionals through the School Garden Support Organization (SGSO) Network. Share diverse perspectives and take home inspiring ideas and innovations on building and sustaining vibrant and resilient programs. Discover promising practices from one another, so they don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Engage in offsite school garden tours. Registration opens in September 2023!

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