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Bilingual Family Engagement

Having a strong family support base is key to the longevity of a garden program. Join us in learning how Wasatch Community Gardens in Utah engage their language-rich community!

Presenters will include:

– Kimberly Yapias, School and Family Garden Manager at Wasatch Community Gardens in Salt Lake City, UT

– Emily Büchi, Youth and School Program Director at Wasatch Community Gardens in Salt Lake City, UT

This webinar is a part of a webinar series highlighting participants of the 2023 SGSO Leadership Institute, hosted by Life Lab in partnership with Whole Kids Foundation and the SGSO Network. Every year, the SGSO Leadership Institute provides an opportunity for selected SGSO leaders from across the country to collaborate, learn from one another, and develop resources to share with a national audience.

This webinar will be recorded and archived on the Recording Library section of our Webinars page.

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Youth Internship Programs

Internships are a great way to involve youth more deeply in garden programming while giving them important job skills. Join outdoor educators from Durham, NC and Victoria, BC as they discuss the benefits of vocational programming in gardens, challenges and successes in developing internship programs for high school and college students, and examples of different internship models to support youth in exploring outdoor careers.

Presenters will include:

– Hannah Ball-Damberg, Hub Farm Educator at Durham Public Schools in Durham, NC

– Geoffrey Seelen -Hub Farm Educator at Durham Public Schools in Durham, NC

– Robin Ruff, Home Economics Teacher/Department Head and School Garden Manager at Royal Bay Secondary School in Victoria, BC

– Matthew Kemshaw, Executive Director at Flourish! School Food Society in Victoria, BC

This webinar is a part of a webinar series highlighting participants of the 2023 SGSO Leadership Institute, hosted by Life Lab in partnership with Whole Kids Foundation and the SGSO Network. Every year, the SGSO Leadership Institute provides an opportunity for selected SGSO leaders from across the country to collaborate, learn from one another, and develop resources to share with a national audience.

This webinar will be recorded and archived on the Recording Library section of our Webinars page.

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Supporting Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth Outside

Webinar Archive Supporting Transgender & Gender Nonconforming Youth Outside–May 22, 2024   Gender expansive youth represent a growing demographic of students who utilize school gardens and outdoor classrooms. In spite of this, many programs continue to be built around traditional gender roles, from introducing classes as “Ladies and Gentlemen” to

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School Garden Summer Programming

Webinar Archive School Garden Summer Programming–April 30, 2024   In many climate areas, school gardens are thriving in the summer with a limited number of students and personnel to enjoy it. Hear from West Broad Street YMCA in Savannah, GA and DNATL Community Food Council in Del Norte County, CA

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Virtual Farm Field Trips

Webinar Archive Virtual Farm Field Trips –February 28, 2024   Virtual farm field trips are an incredible, innovative way to utilize remote technology and teach students about a variety of agricultural practices, diverse ecologies, and vibrant cultures all from the convenience of the classroom. It’s also a great resource to

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School Food Forests – Part 2: Implementation & Maintenance

Webinar Archive School Food Forests – Part 2: Implementation & Maintenance –January 30, 2024   We’re diving back into the world of school food forests – lush and dynamic spaces that incorporate permaculture, regenerative agriculture and native foodways to grow food and provide agricultural education. In Part 1, we shared

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School Food Forests – Part 1: Design

Webinar Archive SCHOOL FOOD FORESTS – PART 1: DESIGN –NOVEMBER 29, 2023 Imagine a vibrant edible forest at school that mimics the natural ecology of the local land and incorporates permaculture, regenerative agriculture and native foodways to allow for food to grow abundantly! Learn about how to design such a

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Member Highlight: Sister Terri Ali

Member spotlight Sister Terri Ali Farmer Firdous Community Garden at Mohammed Schools of Atlanta – Atlanta, GA Read on for an interview with Sister Terri Ali of Mohammed Schools of Atlanta in Atlanta, GA focused on how their school garden is in relationship with their local community, allowing them to

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Member Highlight: Travus Maloney

Member spotlight Travus Maloney Education Manager and Goodman Youth Farm Manager Rooted – Madison, WI Read on for an interview with Travus focused on how the Goodman Youth Farm partners with their local food pantry at the Goodman Community Center. If you’d like to ask Travus additional questions or share your best

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How to Structure Impactful School Garden Professional Development

Webinar Archive How To Structure Impactful School Garden Professional Development –June 21, 2023   From full day workshops to short mini trainings, there are many ways to provide in-person professional development to teachers and educators so that they can confidently conduct garden-based education. This webinar dives into two methods: professional

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