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Upcoming Events

  • Sunday

    National Farm to School Month

    Oct 1 - 31, (ET)
    National Farm to School Month is championed by the National Farm to School Network. October is National Farm to School Month! Join thousands of schools, early care and education sites, farms, communities and organizations across the country as we celebrate food education, school gardens and lunch trays filled with healthy, local ingredients. National Farm to School Network has many ways to celebrate and get involved.

  • Saturday

    Eating, Learning, Growing

    Oct 7, 09:00:00 PM - 10:00:00 PM (PT)
    This workshop is hosted by the Center for Ecoliteracy. The Center for Ecoliteracy invites educators to join Eating, Learning, Growing, a virtual professional development workshop on culturally relevant farm to school education. Join this workshop to learn how to improve student outcomes by welcoming diverse student voices, histories, learning styles, and values into your classroom. Culturally relevant teaching leads to students, especially students of color, having more academic success, increased engagement, and better attendance. By providing culturally-relevant farm to school education, we can connect students to local agriculture and encourage students to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Educators can attend one of three available sessions: Thursday, September 14, 2023, 4:30–6:30 p.m. PT Thursday, September 28, 2023, 6–8 p.m. PT Saturday, October 7, 2023, 9–11 a.m. PT There is no cost to participate. Educators will receive a $100 stipend and the Center for Ecoliteracy's new framework for culturally relevant farm to school education. This training is designed for California middle school educators, but all educators are welcome to join.

  • Tuesday

    Community Chat: Youth Garden Advocacy

    Oct 17, 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 youth garden advocacy! 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: Youth Garden Advocacy Date: Tuesday, October 17th 3:00-4:00PM ET Join this Community Chat to ask your questions and share ideas about all things related to youth garden advocacy! We can chat about state and national policies related to youth gardens, garnering support in your local communities, making the case for gardens to your school or school district, connecting with advocacy groups, 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) 10/17/23 3PM EST Register: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvdO-ppz4pGdVZqSPvglREcfb3YKnc10dL

  • Thursday

    Workshop Series: Building a Farm and Garden Youth Entrepreneurship Program

    Oct 26 - Nov 28, (ET)
    This series is hosted by City Blossoms, the Farm-Based Education Network, and the U.S. Botanic Gardens. City Blossoms, the Farm-Based Education Network, and the U.S. Botanic Gardens have teamed up to offer a four-part workshop series highlighting the ins and outs of farm and garden youth entrepreneurship programs. Join this series and a group of guest presenters to explore how to support young people as they start, manage, and grow their own youth-driven businesses. This series is for you whether you’re just getting started or are looking to refine or expand an existing program. Register for one or all of the workshops! Session I: Key Components of a Youth-Led Entrepreneurship Cooperative October 26, 2023 | 3:30 - 5:00 EST With guest Mighty Greens Session II: Building Your Youth-Led Business November 2, 2023 | 3:30 - 5:00 EST With guests Baltimore Compost Collective and RootDown LA Session III: Growing a Garden-Based Business November 14, 2023 | 3:30 -5:00 EST With guests Athens Land Trust, farmer-educator, Maurice Small, and Green Our Planet's Farmpreneurs Session IV: Engaging Youth with Financial Management November 28 | 3:30 - 5:00 EST With guests Windy City Harvest Youth Farm and East New York Farms

  • Thursday

    2023 Midwest Environmental Education Conference

    Nov 2 - 4, (CT)
    This conference is hosted by the Wisconsin Association for Environmental Educuation. Join us in the greater La Crosse area November 2-4, 2023 at the Stoney Creek Hotel as WAEE hosts the Midwest Environmental Education Conference with colleagues from Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The conservation education / environmental education associations in these states invite all to join together for local field studies, educational sessions, training, and workshops focused on environmental, cultural, and historical interpretation and education.

  • Friday

    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!