Wisconsin School Garden Network offers free school garden trainings at schools, community centers, and non-profit sites around Wisconsin. Trainings provide information and inspiration to anyone interested in starting or sustaining a youth garden. They also offer a platform for those invested in youth gardens to exchange ideas and resources. Themes and topics will vary.
Here, you will find information about upcoming Wisconsin School Garden Network trainings, as well as other events around the state related to garden-based education.
Have an event that you’d like us to share? Email Communications Director Renata Solan at firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of your event.
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In light of concerns over the COVID-19 virus, many in-person events have been canceled. Please check back for upcoming online workshops, conferences, and other educational opportunities.
Wisconsin School Garden Network Bimonthly Open Calls
Next call: October 1, 2020
Join colleagues from around the state for a conversation with garden-based educators and school garden support organization staff. Wisconsin School Garden Network open calls are an opportunity for us to support one another’s work and learn from each other. Calls occur every other month and will each have a general theme. This is also a space to share best practices, projects, and challenges you are facing and brainstorm solutions. Learn more and register here.
Gardening Projects for Kids and Families
Teachers and their students are invited to join Green & Healthy Schools and sustainability experts from across the state for virtual learning and field trip opportunities this year! Recommended for students in grades 6-12. 30-minute sessions will be offered alternating on Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week this fall. The sessions are free but registration is required to participate. Learn more and register here.
SGSO Network webinar: Addressing Equity in School Garden Programs
September 30, 2020, 1:00 p.m. Central Time
Description coming soon. Learn more here.
Food Justice is Racial Justice: National Farm to School Network Movement Meeting
October 14, 2020, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Central Time
Join National Farm to School Network for a virtual Movement Meeting featuring Karen Washington, food justice activist, for deep conversation and action-oriented reflection on racial justice in the farm to school movement and wider food system. You’ll connect with fellow farm to school and food justice advocates from across the country, dig into conversations about what it means to shift power, and help shape the next steps of progress towards our vision of a just food system for all. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend this free event; no prior knowledge of farm to school needed. Learn more and register here.
Teaching in Nature’s Classroom Course
September 8 – December 18, 2020
This course, developed as a companion to the book Teaching in Nature’s Classroom: Principles of Garden-Based Education, is an opportunity for educators new to outdoor and garden-based learning, as well as educators who are experienced in the field, to consider best practices and reflect on their own teaching practice in outdoor learning environments, with a focus on school and community youth gardens. Learn more and register here.