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February 2017

Healthy Food, Healthy You Nutrition and Cooking Class – Eating Healthy on a Budget

February 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
George Miller III Center, 300 South 27th Street
Richmond, CA United States
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The Healthy Food, Healthy You program provides nutrition education classes and food prep demonstrations to families throughout the Bay Area. Classes can include: live demos to show how to prepare healthy, tasty meals on a budget; information on the nutritional benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables; techniques to stretch food dollars while keeping your family healthy; selection and storage methods for handling fresh produce; and hands-on cooking lessons with youth, families, and individuals. Class for Head Start parents. Class will be taught in English and Spanish.

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A Garden in Every School Symposium

February 25 @ 9:00 am - February 26 @ 12:30 pm
Luther Burbank High School, 3500 Florin Road
Sacramento, CA United States
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Network with like-minded teachers, parents, garden designers, community leaders, school garden coordinators, and others involved with helping kids make the connection between food, health and the environment. By encouraging and supporting a garden in every school, we create opportunities for our children to discover fresh food, connect to a living environment while applying academic standards, to develop social and emotional skills and consider future career options. Gardens offer beautiful, dynamic settings to integrate every discipline, including science, math, reading, art,…

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2017 North Coast Farmers Convergence

February 28 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
The Golden Rule at Ridgewood Ranch, 1 Seabiscuit Lane
Willits, CA 95490 United States
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North Coast Opportunities (NCO), the Community Action Agency for Lake and Mendocino Counties, is bringing together food producers from Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Sonoma, and Napa counties, along with food and farming support organizations, for the Fifth-Annual North Coast Farmers Convergence on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Food producers, local retailers, local food advocates, and farmer support organizations from across the region will come together at Ridgewood Ranch, just south of Willits, for a lively, educational day of networking, sharing skills…

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March 2017

The Edible Schoolyard Academy

March 5
Edible Schoolyard Berkeley, Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School 1781 Rose Street
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
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The ESY Academy is designed to strengthen your program and build your leadership in the field. Over the course of five days, Academy participants will learn about curriculum integration and development, funding strategies, evaluation, volunteer management, class scheduling, rituals and routines of garden and kitchen classrooms, outreach strategies, and much more. All participants spend one day each on school gardens, cooking with kids, and organizational development. We examine edible education through the critical lenses of social justice, equity, and inclusion;…

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National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference

March 5 @ 8:00 am - March 7 @ 5:00 pm
Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street NW
Washington DC, DC 20008 United States
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Join 1,000+ of your fellow anti-hunger advocates in Washington, D.C., for two days of “can’t miss” networking opportunities, content-rich sessions, and interactive training, followed by a day on Capitol Hill. You’ll go home with an arsenal of best practices, innovative advocacy methods, and personal connections to help you better fight hunger in your community, your state, and at the national level.

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$150 - $180

Next Generation Science in the Garden Workshop for Grades K-5

March 9 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Life Lab, 1156 High St
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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Let's head outside and put earth and life back into Earth and Life Science! Using activities from Life Lab's award-winning curricula, participants in this workshop learn to use a garden as a meaningful context in which their students can engage in Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices to examine Disciplinary Core Ideas and Cross-Cutting Concepts in science. Where better to explore ecological interdependence, growth and development of organisms, structure and function, adaptation, and the environmental impact of human activity than in an…

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Webinar: Curbing Marketing to Students: What the Final Wellness Policy Rule Means for Schools

March 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

On July 29, 2016, USDA finalized regulations that strengthen requirements for local school wellness policies. Among other requirements, the final rule allows in-school promotions only for foods and beverages that meet the USDA’s Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards. This webinar explains how the USDA's final rule affects food and beverage marketing in schools. Presenters will provide practical tips for school districts on how to remove unhealthy food marketing and handle challenges that arise as they work to comply with…

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FoodCorps Service Member applications

March 15

The application for joining the FoodCorps cohort for the 2017-2018 school year is now open! Find key dates and deadlines below and begin your application here. You can learn more about what we’re looking for before you begin.

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Proposals Due – 2017 California Agriculture in the Classroom Conference

March 22

Submit a Conference Proposal - 2017 California Agriculture in the Classroom Conference California Foundation for Ag in the Classroom is seeking enthusiastic presenters who would like to share their expertise, experience and educational resources with conference attendees. Proposals are now being accepted to present a workshop or Make 'n' Take, exhibit at conference, or host a Taste of California dinner table! Workshop Proposal - Due March 22, 2017 Provide an engaging and informative, one-hour, agriculturally-themed workshop. Workshops should include classroom lessons,…

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California Farm to School & Garden Conference

March 27 @ 8:00 am - March 29 @ 5:00 pm
Modesto Centre Plaza, 1010 10th St
Modesto , CA 95354 United States
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Calling all school foodservice directors and staff, educators, state agencies, organizations, and advocates: Save the date for the 2nd biannual California Farm to School Conference! Registration is open

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