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November 2016

CAFF Workshop @ the CA School Nutrition Association Conference

November 10, 2016 @ 8:00 am - November 13, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Anaheim Marriott, 700 West Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802 United States
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If you are attending the CA School Nutrition Association Conference in Anaheim on November 10-13, we want to make sure you know about a lunch drop-in time and workshop that CAFF is organizing on Sat, Nov 12. 11:30AM-1:00PM - Join Ben Thomas for lunch at the conference venue. Do you have any questions or feedback on local purchasing, education, Purchasing Collaboratives, direct opportunities or bid support?Contact Ben for an exact location.  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Come to CAFF's workshop, The CA Farm to School Network:…

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January 2017

Due Date: Proposals for the 2017 CA Farm to School & Garden Conference

January 3, 2017

Workshops and Sessions - Request for Proposals The California Farm to School Network (CFSN) invites you to submit a proposal for the 2017 California Farm to School and Garden Conference. The conference will cover a variety of topics designed to support and inspire farm to school and school garden practitioners all around the state! This is your opportunity to share your expertise and innovative ideas to help grow the farm to school and school garden movement in California. Submission Process:…

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February 2017

CFSN Webinar: Taking your Local School Wellness Policy to the Next Level – The What, When, and How of Meeting the New Requirements!

February 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Registration is now open for “Taking your Local School Wellness Policy to the Next Level — The What, When, and How of Meeting the New Requirements” on Feb 8, 2017 9:00 AM PST at:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6581386712924754691 The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Local School Wellness Policy (LSWP) Final Rule creates new requirements for school districts. The Webinar will begin with an overview of the LSWP basic requirements, emphasizing what’s new such as stronger stakeholder engagement, and assessment and reporting requirements. Additional details…

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4th Annual Guild Raising

February 18, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Shone Farm, 7450 Steve Olson Lane
Forestville, CA United States
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$20 - $45

Every February, hundreds of California farmers, ranchers and local food advocates from San Diego to the North Coast converge at Sonoma County’s Shone Farm to share skills, explore hot topics in sustainable agriculture and collectively forge a united voice on behalf of family farms. This year's workshops and activities will explore CSA's in the age of produce box schemes, food safety rules, soil health and much more. As part of this year's “Intergenerational Exchange” theme, we’re excited to officially announce a merger between Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) and the…

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March 2017

The Edible Schoolyard Academy

March 5, 2017
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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FoodCorps Service Member applications

March 15, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017 @ 8:00 am - March 29, 2017 @ 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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June 2017

Webinar: Actions to Address Hunger for Immigrant Kids

June 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - June 27, 2017 @ 11:00 am

This summer, low-income students from immigrant families face increased risk of going hungry. With schools letting out for the summer, many children will lose access to the nutritious meals that schools provide. In locations where summer meal programs are available, there is concern that immigrant families may be less likely to show up due to heightened immigration enforcement concerns. Monday, June 26th, 2:00 - 3:00 PM REGISTER (San Diego hosted) Tuesday, June 27th, 10:00 - 11:00 AM REGISTER (Bay Area hosted) Join CA Food Policy…

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July 2017

2017 Agriculture in the Classroom Conference

July 14, 2017 @ 8:00 am - July 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Visalia, CA United States + Google Map

Join us in the heart of California Agriculture as we Grow our Future. Teachers and volunteers — come and learn about the importance of educating our youth about food and fiber through all subject areas. Agriculture is everywhere and in everything we do! "There isn't a subject under the sun that can’t be taught using agriculture as the theme." - Martha Deichler, Superintendent, Borrego Springs Unified School District Registration: $200 (includes all meals and trips) Conference registration opens in April…

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