Where better to explore ecological interdependence, growth and development of organisms, structure and function, adaptation, and the environmental impact of human activity than in an outdoor garden classroom? In this edWeb webinar Whitney Cohen, Education Director at Life Lab and lecturer at UC Santa Cruz, let attendees know how to use a garden as a meaningful context in which students can engage in next generation science and engineering practices.
There is no one way to fund a garden program – there are hundreds! In this webinar, Life Lab’s John Fisher and Gardens to Grow In’s Kevin Hesser shared a wide variety of ideas to finance your school garden program. From finding grants and supportive policy to school garden micro-enterprise and farm-raisers, their discussion provided funding ideas for all aspects of your school garden, including garden supplies and staffing school garden instructors. John and Kevin’s presentation shared examples of how they have funded the school garden programs that they run, along with insight from other successful garden programs.
Evaluation for Transformation is the first comprehensive resource that defines the full spectrum of outcomes farm to school can achieve across multiple sectors and offers guidelines and common language to measure and document those outcomes.