Botany on Your Plate is an inquiry-based curriculum for grades k-5 developed by the University of California’s Botanical Garden. The units weave together nutritional health, mathematics, language arts, social studies and investigative science.
We will be tasting our way to nutrition and science, so come learn from experienced garden educators, as they explore this cross-cutting curriculum..
Plus receive a 25% discount on the book and any gardening supplies from the Gardener's Supply Company.
Additional Themes will include:
Food literacy programming in schools
Positive classroom management strategies
Location: Permaculture Skills Center, 2185 Gravenstein Hwy S, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Date: November 8, 2018 9am-4pm
Discount Rate: $114.75: Receive a 15% discount if you come with a team member or if you register by October 25th.
Mail a check to: P.O. Box 1367, Sebastopol, CA 95473
CEU credit available
Garden Lunch provided
Kaelyn Ramsden is a farmer and educator living in Northern California who is dedicated to making learning come alive in the outdoor classroom. Her work since graduating from the Community Studies program at UC Santa Cruz where her focus was environmental justice has continued to be deeply rooted in building the strength and resilience of her local communities through education and farming. As the former School Garden Coordinator at Harmony Unified School District, Kaelyn worked to advance the farm-to-school movement by teaching kids of all ages to grow food for their cafeteria and local community. Her classes aim to inspire reverence for the land and the responsibility we have to protect it.
Anne Loarie is the Garden and Wellness Teacher at Alexander Valley School and the Healthy Roots Program Director at School Garden Network. She integrates common core curricular concepts in a structured garden setting for K-6 classrooms. She emphasizes the interconnectedness between the plants we eat, food systems, cultural relationships to food and how we view and frame healthy eating in our society. Her goal as an educator is to cultivate the “aha!” moments in children as they learn that they can, in fact, enjoy healthy eating.
Laurel Anderson is a long time garden educator with a passion for sharing the joys of the garden with youth. She is currently very interested in schoolyard habitats, seed saving, heirloom beans and Monarchs!! She is currently on the board of directors of the School Garden Network and is partnering with the US Fish & Wildlife Service on our local Schoolyard Habitat program.