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May 2016

School Food Forum: “Feeding Our Future”

May 2, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
University Union California State University, 6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819 United States
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Welcome to the 1st annual School Food Forum: A gathering of professionals in the K-12 school system, students, and policy makers to discuss current topics in food, food practices, and food policy that affect our local school environment, and to share ideas to help feed our future. ATTEND: Register to attend this all day conference, co-hosted and organized with the Food and Nutrition Club of CSUS  (FAN Club). Open registration is $25 and includes breakfast, lunch, all day parking pass and…

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Sacramento Regional Gathering

May 18, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Soil Born Farms, 2140 Chase Dr
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 United States
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Valley Vision is hosting the Sacramento Valley Region Farm to School Gathering on May 18, 2016! The Sacramento Valley region of the California Farm to School Network includes beginning and experienced farm to school practitioners and advocates in Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba Counties, but folks from all counties are welcome! Keynote speaker Nicole Sturzenberger from the California Office of Farm-to-Fork will talk about their role in supporting farm to school programs and how practitioners can engage with the…

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June 2016

Sacramento Floodplain Ecology Institute

June 20, 2016 @ 8:00 am - June 22, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
West Sacramento City Hall Galleria CA United States + Google Map

FREE 3-day workshop in applied science, research, STEM careers and environmental science curriculum. The Floodplain Ecology Institute will include environmental science content focused on Central Valley floodplain, delta, riparian, and watershed ecology and agriculture and is designed to increase teachers’ knowledge of floodplain ecosystems and current issues in the region, helping inform your teaching.

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July 2016

Sacramento State Summer Farm to Fork Academy

July 11, 2016 @ 9:00 am - July 22, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
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$280

Open to students in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12. Learn about the bounty of living in America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital! You will dig in to unique careers in food and agriculture and learn how to help create healthy communities. Students will learn where the region’s food comes from, how it lands on our plates, and how to prepare some of the best food this region has to offer.

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Diggin’ In: School Garden Training

July 11, 2016 @ 9:00 am - July 15, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Dr
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 United States
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$200

This hands-on training will include: Needed materials and approvals, curriculum examples, basics of gardening with children, creating and communicating your vision, funding ideas and much more.Gardens offer beautiful, dynamic settings to integrate every discipline, including science, math, reading, art, environmental studies, nutrition. Teams from the same school are encouraged to participate at a cost of $500 per 3-person team. If you have attended the training in previous years, we will be adding new material and incorporating learning that will take…

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Summer Meals Celebration

July 21, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
South Natomas Community Center, 2921 Truxel Rd
Sacramento, CA United States
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To celebrate its summer meals program, Natomas Unified will distribute a free barbecue lunch in a festive event that also will include a free farmers market, cooking demonstrations and fun activities for kids. Anyone who shows up is eligible for the free lunch.

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September 2016

Farm to Fork Festival at Sacramento State

September 14, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Schedule: Noon - 3:00 p.m. Farm to Fork Festival in Library Quad -Food Trucks -STORC -Local sustainability partners -Campus Partners -ASI Pop Up pantry 6 - 7 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Raj Patel http://rajpatel.org/ Author of “The Value of Nothing: How to Reclaim Market Society and Redefine Democracy,” and "Stuffed and Starved." Raj Patel is an award-winning writer, activist and academic. He is a Research Professor in the Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin…

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October 2016

Farm to Family! Back to School Gardens 2016

October 9, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sacramento Waldorf School, 3750 Bannister Rd
Fair Oaks, CA 95628 United States
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$5

October is National Farm to School Month! Slow Food Sacramento's School Garden Coalition & the Sacramento Waldorf School invite you to celebrate Farm to Family style under orchard trees on the bluffs of the American River: enjoy student-led tours of the school’s farm chef demonstrations a farm-fresh lunch served promptly at 12:30 and presentations from SWS Farmer Steve Payne This is a "No- Waste" event. Please bring your own reusable plate, knife, fork, spoon, cloth napkins and cup. We'll have spare compostable…

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February 2017

A Garden in Every School Symposium

February 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am - February 26, 2017 @ 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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