Join the Cool Beans Seed Saving Project.
Be a Cool Beans Pal!
We are very excited to announce the launching of our new seed saving and seed sharing program called Cool Beans.
Here’s how it works:
1. Fill out our Application and choose which variety of beautiful bean you would like to plant this May.
2. We will send you the beans and a link to our Cool Beans Activity Guide with information on seed saving, seed books, and lesson plans.
3. You and your class will plant the beans during the month of May and harvest them when you return this fall.
4. We will connect you with another school that grew a different bean so your students can exchange beans and become Cool Beans Pals! You and your students can share the joy of gardening and seed saving with schools across Sonoma County!
**After April 27th, we will put your bean seeds in the mail within 3 days of receiving your application and send you an electronic version of our CoolBeans Activity Guide.**
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Deadline is May 11, 2018 at 5 pm
The School Garden Network (SGN) of Sonoma County is seeking motivated, responsible and hard-working teens for its summer School Garden Apprenticeship (SGA) program. This program will train and pay up to ten teens during the summer months to maintain school gardens and install irrigation systems to SGN member schools. The mission of the School Garden Apprenticeship is to provide job preparedness skills for youth 16 years of age and older. The long term goal of the program is for teen participants to receive enough training in irrigation installation that it could be a viable pathway for employment in the future.
Joining the team of School Garden Apprentices is a great opportunity for youth to earn some extra money during the summer, spend time outside, and learn about productive and efficient garden systems.
School Garden Apprentices will be trained in drip irrigation installation and basic gardening skills and will participate in up to 4 Water Wise School Garden installations projects over the summer. These participants will work in school gardens 6-10 hours per week and get paid a stipend of up to $575 for the completion of the program. All teens will be under the supervision of School Garden Apprenticeship Project Manager Annie Klein, and volunteer Steve Ehrmann.
School Garden Apprentices must:
Applications are due via email by Friday May 11th, 2018. For questions, contact Annie Klein at 707-318-6948 or email@example.com
The Water-Wise Mini Grant Program is a collaboration between SGN and Harmony Farm Supply. Eligible SGN affiliate schools will receive a free irrigation design, installation support and up to $400 in funding for a drip irrigation system. Irrigation systems will include battery operated timers, electric anti-siphon valves and a shut off valve to isolate the system.
To qualify for the grant please take these steps.
Next you may fill out the Water-Wise grant application.
School gardens will be required to supply a detailed map of the garden and obtain principal and maintenance authorization signatures. All details are explained in the application.
If you have been considering implementing a habitat project this is an excellent funding option.
This grant provides funding for up to 5 years!
Who Is Eligible to Apply for an Ocean Guardian School Grant?
Develop a plan of action and a budget that outlines your school- or community-based project. Remember to keep the proposal focused on a single project that contributes to the health and conservation of your local watershed(s), world's ocean and/or national marine sanctuaries.
What Your School Receives
At the end of a funded project period, if program requirements have been met, your school will be recognized by NOAA as an Ocean Guardian School and receive an official Ocean Guardian School banner.
For more information or general support, please contact Alyssa Nally.
Ceres Garden, Sebastopol
Literacy learning in the garden classroom, like in any classroom, is most successful when students engage in tasks that promote authentic language use. What does that look like, exactly? Evidence supports activities that provide opportunities to read, write, and talk in the ways actual gardeners do. - Carrie Strohl
Learn how to connect cooking and gardening instruction to the Common Core ELA or Math standards and the Next Generation science standards.
This workshop, taught by science educator Carrie Strohl, is designed to develop educators’ understanding of how common garden activities can be adapted to become robust lessons designed to meet the current curricular standards expected in schools. We will spend our day both in the classroom and in the garden as we explore hands on lessons and deepen our understanding of how best to link the garden and classroom studies.
Instructor: Carrie Strohl earned her Ph.D. in science education from UC Davis. She specializes in standards-driven curriculum design, science-literacy integration, and garden-based learning. For six years, she engaged in research, curriculum development, and professional leadership at the Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley. Most recently, she teaches science methods to pre-service teachers and coaches teachers to integrate gardening and cooking at an environmental science magnet school in Napa, CA.
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Earlybird registration postmarked by March 10th $95
Teams from same school receive a %10 discount!
***CEU units will be available!!
Morning will start in the Tarsier Room at the OReilly Media Center next to the Ceres Garden. Teas, vegetarian lunch and snacks are provided!