October was National Farm to School Month, and we were busy! The photos above are from trainings we led this month for more than 250 teachers in Bend, OR, and Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Salinas and Ventura, CA. In these workshops, tours and conference sessions, we shared best practices for garden-based science, language, nutrition, and environmental education that we've learned from 37 years of programs with children here in California and from great colleagues we work with across the country.
Our trainings inspire educators to inspire children through garden-based learning programs:
"I liked everything! Ideas, activities, book, connections with the experts. Thank you!"
"I will use so many new activities! I'm so excited to utilize the online resources, as well as the human resources from the group!"
~ Participants in The Growing Classroom workshop in Bend, OR, October 22-23, 2016
"Thanks a lot! It was really worthwhile coming from Brazil!"
~ Dietician and Consultant for the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization, Sao Paulo, Brazil – School Garden Tour and Plant it, Grow it, Eat it! workshop in Santa Cruz, CA, October 13-14, 2016