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SCSC-Starting a School Garden Program and Integrating Farm to School into Your Classroom (PK-5)

School gardens are fantastic educational tools and provide students with opportunities to eat healthy foods, connect to nature, and learn about nutrition. Schools play a critical role in providing students with avenues to increase their knowledge of how food is grown and produced, their understanding of the importance of healthy, nutritious food to their health and development, and their ability to make healthy food and beverage choices. In farm to school, students participate in education activities related to agriculture, food, health, or nutrition. Education can happen through lessons in a school garden and the classroom. It can come through a curriculum tailored to illuminate healthy nutrition while also providing take-home recipes for children to try with their parents or guardians. It can come through the cafeteria providing taste tests of locally grown fruits and vegetables and providing learning materials that enhance children’s understanding of the foods they’re consuming. Additionally, even more advanced lessons focused on sciences and math can

Important Session Information:

For member districts of the SCSC Professional Development Consortium the fee has been waived. Districts that have not paid for nurses and/or paraprofessionals will pay the listed fee. In the event of cancellation, registrants will be notified by email (address tied to escWorks). Participants are not allowed to bring guests (such as children or spouses) to any training.

Registration ends at 8:30 AM on Monday, June 28, 2021

Session ID:
Credits Available:
(6) Hours
Seats Filled:
5 / 20
Contact Person:
Sarah Lane
PreK, K-5
Date Time Location
6/28/2021 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM South Central Service Cooperative - _Main Building - Math/Science Room

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