Train the Trainers Workshop – Creating and Sustaining Your School Garden
All Train the Trainers Workshops are full. We will be offering a Train the Trainers Workshops in spring 2013 for our Garden-Enhanced Nutrition Education Workshops.
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Mini-Grants have been awarded to 30 organizations to replicate CSYSG training across the state. Learn more.
Do you have questions about a workshop you registered for? Contact the following workshop facilitators:
San Diego and Los Angeles: Russel Levan, 760-802-5690, firstname.lastname@example.org
Davis and Modesto: Jane Pickney, email@example.com
Santa Cruz and Hayward: Whitney Cohen, 831-459-3833, firstname.lastname@example.org
Information on the CSYSG Train the Trainers Workshops:
The Creating and Sustaining Your School Garden Train the Trainers (CSYSG 3T) is a unique training and networking opportunity for garden-based educators and organizations to provide professional development and technical assistance to California school garden programs. CSYSG 3T workshops give school garden promoters tools to offer Creating and Sustaining Your School Garden Workshops in their own regions.
During this full-day Train-the-Trainers workshop, you will:
- Receive trainer outlines and appropriate participant handouts to use in your own trainings.
- Discuss effective training strategies for adult learners.
- Network with other school garden support professionals.
- Learn ways to promote and support school garden development in your region.
- Receive a copy of Gardens for Learning: Creating and Sustaining Your School Garden.
- Become eligible to apply for a $550 mini-grant to replicate a CSYSG Workshop in your region.
- Join the California School Garden Training Program, which will train 1,500 people by 2014.
Mini-Grants for Regional CSYSG Workshops
Participants who commit to offering a Creating and Sustaining Your School Garden workshop in their communities during the 2012-2013 school year may apply for a $550 mini-grant to support local training. Information about mini-grants will be available at the 3T workshops, and mini-grants are only available to those who attend a 3T Workshop.
2012 Workshop Dates and Locations
Santa Cruz FULL ** – Life Lab Garden Classroom, UC Santa Cruz
Friday April 20
San Diego FULL – Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center in National City
Monday April 23
Davis FULL ** – UC Davis Children's Garden, UC Davis Student Farm
Friday April 27
Los Angeles FULL** – TBD
Friday May 18
Modesto FULL** – Harvest Hall, 3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto, CA 95358
Friday June 15
Hayward FULL** – Ochoa Middle School, 2121 Depot Road, Hayward, CA 94545-2428
Friday June 22
** at these locations we will be putting on a regular CSYSG workshop the day following the 3Ts training. As a 3Ts participant, you and your team are invited to attend and observe the CSYSG training. See registration form for more information.
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If registering with co-workers, please submit one registration for your team and list all team member's names and emails.
CSYSG 3T Workshops are offered for free for organizations and individuals that:
- Have a strong knowledge of gardening concepts.
- Have experience gardening with children and providing adult training.
- Have interest in offering a CSYSG training in your region during 2012-2013.
- Can ideally attend this event as part of a 2-member team.
Space is limited and filled on a first come, first serve basis.
1 semester unit of graduate education credit available for $60.
Past organizational attendees have included:
- Non-profit organizations
- School or school districts
- University or college programs
- UCCE and Master Gardener programs
- Community gardening organizations
- Botanical garden programs
- Network for a Healthy California programs
- City or county programs
The California School Garden Training Program is funded by a California Department of Food and Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant. The program will train 1,500 people in creating and sustaining school gardens from 2012-2014. Learn more about the CSGT. View and share our flier.
Training partners include Life Lab, UC Davis Children's Garden Program, and The Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County, all in collaboration with the California School Garden Network.