The Growing Minds Team will be offering free, virtual trainings for teachers, caregivers, parents, and anyone interested in providing farm to school activities with kids. An entire group can register or you can sign up as an individual. We will alternate between School Garden Trainings and Farm to Preschool Trainings. See below for the descriptions, dates, and times. Trainings are held via Zoom.
School Garden Training
Wednesday, August 3, 2022, 4-5:30pm Register here
Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 4-5:30pm Register here
Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 4-5:30pm Register here
Students will eat what they grow! School gardens are an excellent tool for experiential learning and nutrition education. In this virtual workshop, early care and education professionals will be trained to establish farm to school gardens and to integrate gardening into state and national curriculum.We will share resources to create or expand your garden program as well as tips and strategies for gardening with young children. We emphasize how to sustain a garden program by involving community partners, such as parents, farmers, college students, and agricultural professionals. Please register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
In this virtual workshop, early care and education professionals will get an introduction to the four core components of Farm to Preschool (edible gardening, farm field trips/farmer visits, local food classroom cooking/taste tests, and local food served in meals or snacks), as well as how to use the Growing Minds Farm to Preschool Toolkit in your center. Please register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.