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September 2016

Slow Food Santa Cruz: Edible Gardens Tour

September 10, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
HA Hyde Elementary School, 125 Alta Vista Ave
Watsonville, CA 95076 United States
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This year, the Edible Gardens Tour will travel south to Watsonville school gardens. Come join Slow Food as they explore these programs that engage children and teachers in organic gardening, provide fresh nutritious snacks at recess, and share organic vegetable boxes with the families of participating students. They are excited to help raise awareness and funds for these important programs that bring the Slow Food principals of Good, Clean, and Fair Food to the very population that works in our local fields. By…

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October 2016

Santa Cruz School Food & Gardens Tour

October 13, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Life Lab, 1156 High St
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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$150 - $180

DESCRIPTION The Santa Cruz area is home to some of the most impressive and long standing school garden programs in the nation. This fall's School Food/Gardens Tour will visit gardens similar to past year's line up. Past year's tour stops: Westlake Elementary School Garden is a well-kept site with an active greenhouse, composting systems, friendly hens, fruit trees and veggies. Jane Forbes, their long time garden coordinator, was instrumental in securing district funding for all four Santa Cruz elementary school garden coordinators.…

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HMI’s 2016 Gathering: Cultivating Community: Land, Food, Health

October 14, 2016 @ 8:00 am - October 18, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Paicines Ranch, 13388 Airline Hwy
Paicines, CA 95043 United States
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$30 - $395

Cultivating Community: Land, Food, Health is no ordinary conference! HMI invites you to beautiful Paicines Ranch in Paicines, California for our 2016 Gathering. Let’s grow together through a field day at the innovative ranch, fine dining, farm-fresh local foods and sessions on numerous health, food and sustainable topics that matter to you, making this an event you won’t forget. Connect with innovative, solution-oriented and passionate farmers, ranchers, conservationists, authors, natural food/health professionals and the Holistic Management community. The special keynote speaker, “America’s Most Famous Farmer” himself, Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms, will…

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Plant it, Grow it, Eat it! Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education Workshop

October 14, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Life Lab, 1156 High St
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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$150 - $180

Make the connection from seed to table in this fun and delicious workshop. Using tried-and-true Life Lab lessons and recipes for grades K-8, participants explore effective ways to teach nutrition  and encourage kids to eat more fruits and vegetables through gardening, harvesting and meal preparation. We offer a Fall and Spring version of this workshop. 1 semester unit of graduate education credit available. LEARN … How to lead highly engaging, hands-on nutrition lessons and activities in a garden setting. How…

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December 2016

Santa Cruz Area School Garden Reception and Dinner

December 8, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
De Anza Community Center, 2395 Delaware Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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On Thursday, December 8th at 5:30pm Life Lab is hosting a reception and dinner with 26 school garden leaders from 16 School Garden Support Organizations from across the country. They are inviting school garden educators and supporters from the Santa Cruz area, to mix it up and share school garden culture with these garden champions from afar. This will be a stellar and unique opportunity to learn about great school garden work taking place across the country while enjoying some delicious food…

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March 2017

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

March 9, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Life Lab, 1156 High St
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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$150 - $180

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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Hunger Action Summit 2017

March 14, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 1:15 pm
Santa Clara University Locatelli Center, 500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053 United States
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Join Second Harvest Food Bank at the Hunger Action Summit on March 14, 2017 at Santa Clara University. The summit will bring together engaged community leaders and hunger advocates to discuss the intersections of hunger and other community issues including education, health, and housing. You will also learn more about the face of hunger in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Together, we are building a stronger, more prosperous community, where everyone who needs a healthy meal can get one.

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Common Core in the Garden Workshop

March 31, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Life Lab, 1156 High St
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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$150 - $180

Learn to use a school garden to provide a meaningful context in which students can apply their emerging skills in math and English language arts. Using lessons from The Growing Classroom activity guide, participants in this workshop will experience and discuss garden activities that support learning in math and language arts. Whether they are graphing the temperature of their compost pile over time; reading a recipe to make fresh salsa; writing a story from the perspective of an ant; or presenting to a…

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May 2017

6th Annual Central Coast Calfresh Forum

May 12, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Watsonville Civic Plaza, 275 Main St
Watsonville, CA United States
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Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County will host the Annual Calfresh Forum on Friday, May 12th, 2017 from 8am to 2pm at the Watsonville Civic Plaza, 275 Main Street, Watsonville.  Join Hunger fighters from the Central Coast, special guest speakers, and more.  A light breakfast and a special lunch will be served.  Admission is free.  Please register by May 5th.

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June 2017

Life Lab 2017 Spring Benefit Brunch

June 3, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
UCSC – The Cowell Ranch Hay Barn, 1156 High St
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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2017 SPRING BENEFIT BRUNCH @ the UCSC Cowell Hay Barn (near Life Lab) SATURDAY, JUNE 3RD, 2017 BENEFIT BRUNCH & PROGRAM: 10:30AM TO 12:30PM Fun, supervised childcare available for children ages 4-10,  $10/child If you have any questions, please contact us! Call Emily or Aime at (831) 459-3833, or email emily@lifelab.org

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