WA Farm to School / School Garden/Farm Cop Call - Shared screen with speaker view
Danika Troupe - Sedro-Woolley Farm 2 school! Supporting our *mostly* elementary school teachers who are starting school gardens. We hope to apply for a F2S Implementation grant
Bethany Fong, Director of Dining Services in at The Northwest School in Seattle. We have a school garden and try to use as much produce from our garden in the lunch program as possible. We are also trying to get faculty to tie the garden into their curriculum.
Hi, I'm Jodi from Oak Harbor Public Schools, I support garden and sustainability education K12 here.
Nora Martin, Crescent School District. We have a school garden and are looking to make it more productive for lunchroom use.
Please send information on!
District Wellness Committee’s are a great portal
Thanks! I'm actually not involved in the Green Ribbon planning for the October 29th event (that's our Director of Sustainability and Environmental Programs, Jenny Cooper), but I am happy for folks to contact me about our school garden and how we incorporate produce into our lunch program. *Sorry...no microphone or camera* :(
Above is the link for the Green Strides Tour in WA.
A favorite resource (people wise too): https://edibleschoolyard.org/resource-search
how many people?
Kim, I would love to come and learn from you!
Can you link this infor on core credit to the notes Kim?
Danika, I think the NW Youth Garden Summit was about 35-45 ppl? I went last year, Mallorie (GRuB), a couple people from Lower Columbia School Gardens in Kelso/Longview and Common Threads were there.
Never worry about too many emails! We can always delete IMO!
Love, love, love. Yes — parents/PSO are typically the agents of change/drivers in school gardens. Gardens connect the entire school community (family engagement, health and wellbeing, science standards and more).
Maybe a needs assessment/survey to the network?
Great work! I am signing off due to school pickup. Have a nice weekend. (Lisa - Health Educator and Health Behavior Change Specialist, K12). PS: If any of you want to come visit our gardens, and brainstorm together, please reach out. (Edmonds area)
for wild food and medicine ideas - https://www.goodgrub.org/wild-foods/wild-foods-and-medicine
Great Question Chris - My two cents about what is needed in the realm of curriculum - Knowing that OSPI is supporting school gardens as an effective classroom is HUGE! Having a repository of curriculum in the typcial categories (soil, organisms, habitats, plant growth etc.) at the OSPI website that are "certified" by OSPI as meeting NGSS and in what ways....is that possible to work towards something like that?