Monday, January 23, 2012

School Garden Leadership Conference

The Sustainable Food Center has been a fantastic resource for Austin's farm and food community, connecting Austin with fresh vegetables from local farmers at several farmers markets around town as well as facilitating farm-to-school educational projects. Sustainable Food Center's Sprouting Healthy Kids program is an invaluable resource to our community as they support local schools with resources and volunteers.

For a more in depth opportunity on starting up a School Garden, register for the following School Garden Leadership Training hosted by the Sustainable Food Center!

School Garden Leadership Training

Help foster a brighter, healthier future for children in Central Texas by teaching youth to grow their own food. We will teach you how to successfully start and sustain a school food garden. Topics covered include: organizing your garden team, planning and implementing your project, incorporating the garden into a curriculum, and fundraising. We won't be covering basic gardening principles, but can point you to a variety of resources on this topic (including our Citizen Gardener classes!). This workshop is for teachers, parents, and any community members looking to volunteer with school gardens.

Registration required - click here to register. Up to 3 people per school group can register.
Cost: Free. Donations are encouraged ($5). Participants will also have an opportunity to buy SFC's The School Farm guide at the training ($15). 

Questions? Contact Jess Guffey: (512) 236-0074 x105 or email jess (at) sustainablefoodcenter (dot) org.

When: February 11, 2012, 10:30am - 2:30pm
Where: Virginia L. Brown Recreation Center (Senior Room), 7500 Blessing Avenue, Austin, TX 78752

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