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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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$650

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, 2017 @ 8:00 am - March 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street NW
Washington DC, DC 20008 United States
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$267

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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Community Food Systems Conference Request for Proposals

March 7, 2017 @ 8:00 am - April 3, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza
Boston, MA United States
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Proposal Application Period: February 7, 2017 - April 3, 2017 Online form for proposals: https://www.tfaforms.com/4600123 New Entry Sustainable Farming Project's Community Food Systems Conference will address common underlying themes between food security, social justice and sustainable agriculture. The conference will provide space for conversations around promoting, facilitating, and supporting self-reliance; breaking down barriers to racial and economic justice; connecting communities to their food sources; and impacting communities at the local and regional level through sustainable land use, food production including fisheries and…

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

March 9, 2017 @ 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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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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Webinar: Promising Partnerships – Extension and Farm to Early Care and Education

March 14, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

With the goal of bringing practical information to improve the lives of agricultural producers, consumers, families, and children, extension is a natural fit for partnership in farm to school and farm to early care and education (ECE) initiatives. Across the U.S., extension provides a vital link to resources and information and builds connections between producers and communities, expanding opportunities for local procurement, gardening, and food and agriculture education in schools and ECE settings. The National Institute for Food and Agriculture,…

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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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Webinar: Farm to School in the Every Student Succeeds Act

March 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This webinar will discuss the new opportunities farm to school has under the newest authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, called the Every Student Succeeds Act. In this legislation, there are various funding opportunities and policy levers that advocates and educators on the ground can utilize to move farm to school forward in their communities. Register Here

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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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