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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Up-coming school garden webinars

Hi all,

Here are a couple of school garden-related webinars that might be of interest:


Webinar: Design Ideas for a Fun, Successful Instructional School Garden

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Register at:

Speaker: John Fisher, Outreach Director, Life Lab


School gardens can range from inspirational outdoor classrooms to neglected lost corners of a school campus. Smart design, adding interpretive displays and including whimsical effects can go a long way to creating sites that inspire and engage students and teachers. Join John Fisher on February 6th to learn how to design a fun, successful, instructional school garden. Whether you are just starting out or looking to expand your garden, this webinar will leave you with a list of ideas to enhance your site. Topics to be covered include: art and whimsy, compost bin design, garden signage, bed design and layout, drip irrigation, gathering areas, kitchens and sinks, greenhouses, and repurposing found objects in the garden. Join John on February 6th for a fast-paced presentation packed with hundreds of school garden design elements.

Co-hosted by the National Farm to School Network and The New Jersey Farm to School Network

Using School Garden Produce in School Food Service   |   February 12, 2013 at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET   |   Click here to learn more and register

School gardens -- what better way to engage students in healthy eating experiences? Serving garden produce in school food service programs presents new challenges, but it can be done! This webinar will address these challenges and offer specific strategies and recommendations to successfully connect school garden produce with the school food service programs. Hear about great garden successes from New York and Connecticut school districts and these programs' impacts on students and their food experiences.




Colleen Matts

Farm to Institution Specialist | Michigan Lead for National Farm to School Network

Center for Regional Food Systems | Michigan State University

480 Wilson Rd | Rm 303 Natural Resources Building | East Lansing, MI 48824

(p) 517.432.0310 |


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