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March 2017

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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April 2017

Local Foods Impact Conference

April 3, 2017 @ 5:30 am - April 4, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
DC United States

What is the Local Foods Impact Conference all about? Congressionally authorized grant and loan programs to support local food systems have expanded in recent years. Quantifying and evaluating the impacts of these programs is critical. The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, in partnership with The George Washington University, will host a Local Food Impacts Conference April 3 and 4, 2017 in Washington DC. Please join us to explore how to best measure the impacts of local food investments, improve coordination across…

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Annual Kids to Farms Brunch

April 9, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Camarillo Ranch, 201 Camarillo Ranch Road
Camarillo, CA 93012 United States
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In partnership with the Future Farmers of America Sunday, April 9th 11:30 am – 2:00 pm Camarillo Ranch, 201 Camarillo Ranch Rd, Camarillo, CA, 93012 Tuscan-themed brunch by Chef Oreste De Gregorio from Cafe Fiore Money raised will allow SEEAG  to support and expand The Farm Lab at Petty Ranch, our brand new field trip facility with STEM-based, hands-on activities; and to raise Bus Bucks that provide free transportation for all our program participants. Part of the proceeds will also…

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Webinar: School Garden Support Organizations (SGSOs) Best Practices Webinar Series

April 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join the National School Garden Network for the SGSO Best Practices Webinar Series where leaders from various NSGN organizations will present best practices, case studies, tools, and resources from each of the 5 key topics, the key topics are listed below. Register here, or click on the link below. School Garden Program Sustainability and Finances April 25, 1pm PST Other upcoming webinars (links to follow shortly): Maintaining Multiple School Gardens May 9, 1pm PST Measuring Impact June 6, 1pm PST Professional…

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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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The Edible Schoolyard Plant Sale and Celebration!

May 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Edible Schoolyard Berkeley, Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School 1781 Rose Street
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
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Mark your calendar for the annual Plant Sale and Celebration at the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley! Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:00 am - 3:00 pm This May, the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley will host our annual Plant Sale and Celebration. Join us for a fun day in the garden – delicious, locally-made food, a beer garden, spirited music, student-guided tours, face paint, a petting zoo, exciting raffle prizes, and, of course, plants! Get your garden off to a strong start with tomatoes, vegetables, fruit trees and berries,…

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Slow Food USA-Whole Kids Foundation Garden to Cafeteria Toolkit Webinar

May 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Garden to Cafeteria toolkit is a study on the most successful garden to cafeteria programs in the US and a toolkit for how to implement the same in your garden and cafeteria program. Join this webinar to learn more about the toolkit and how your school district can apply to receive on-site training from the Slow Food USA National School Garden Program to implement it. Register here

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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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Webinar: School Garden Support Organizations (SGSOs) Best Practices Webinar Series – Measuring Impact

June 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join the National School Garden Network for the SGSO Best Practices Webinar Series where leaders from various NSGN organizations will present best practices, case studies, tools, and resources from each of the 5 key topics, the key topics are listed below. Webinars: School Garden Program Sustainability and Finances (archived) -- April 25, 2017 1pm PST Maintaining Multiple School Gardens (archived) -- May 9, 1pm PST Measuring Impact -- June 6, 1pm PST Register Professional Development for Garden Educators -- September 12, 1pm…

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CFSN Webinar: Advancing Collective Buying for Regional Small and Mid-Size K-12 Districts in the Central Coast – Lessons Learned and Directions

June 8, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Please register for Advancing Collective Buying for Regional Small and Mid-Size K-12 Districts in the Central Coast: Lessons Learned and Directions on Jun 8, 2017 11:00 AM PDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1736835129747132673 Over the last three years over ten school districts in Santa Cruz and Monterey County, in concert with farm to school organizational partners, have developed joint purchasing contracts on produce to build upon existing collaborative sourcing acros–s multiple districts. This webinar will highlight a 2014-2017 CDFA specialty crop block grant's…

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