Join us for a full day of exciting workshops and networking opportunities focused on creating healthier school communities!
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To register as a volunteer and receive your registration coupon code, please contact schoolgardens@commongroundct.
Who Should Attend? Calling all school garden enthusiasts, educators, farmers, policy makers, public health advocates, food service professionals, and more!
What Will I Learn?
- best practices for the school garden
- local foods procurement and promotion
- experiential food education
- food, farm, and nutrition curriculum
- funding opportunities, and more!
|8:00-9:00||Arrival and Registration|
|9:00-10:15||Opening Remarks and Keynote Speakers
Ron Adams: Director of Food Services – Portland Public Schools, Maine
Ellen B. Libby: Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Healthy Lifestyles, State Supervisor for FoodCorps Maine, State Co-Lead for National Farm to School Network – University of Maine Cooperative Extension
|10:25-11:40||Workshop Session A
|11:50-12:35||Lunch & Networking (Featuring Locally Sourced Ingredients)
|12:35- 1:35||Plenary: Farm to School Collaborations Across the State Featured Programs:
Alicia McAvay (Farm FRESH New London County Schools) , Sally Mancini (Growing Great Schools, West Hartford), Sally Millius (Grow Windham), and Melissa Spear (CT School Garden Resource Center)
|1:45-3:00||Workshop Session B
|3:10-3:50||Round Table Discussions/Open Space|
|3:50-4:00||Closing Remarks (Continued Networking with Local UCONN Ice Cream & Hosmer’s Soda)|