A Garden in Every School Symposium

A Garden in Every School Symposium

  •  Sat., March 14, 2020
     9:00am - 5:00pm

It is with a heavy heart, much consideration and a deep commitment to improving the health of individuals and the earth that we bring you this update. Given the circumstances right now and the health department recommendations for social distancing, we think it’s best to postpone the Garden in Every School Symposium. We realize this is a very challenging time and a rapidly changing situation. We feel that it is in the best interest of attendees, speakers and our staff to make this difficult decision. The good news is we plan to reschedule this event in July, with a specific date to follow in the next two weeks. Our staff, speakers and sponsors look forward to bringing this wonderful program to you then.

Sowing Opportunity, Harvesting Change

We’ve planned an inspiring day for you! Network with like-minded teachers, parents, garden designers, community leaders, school garden coordinators, and others involved with helping kids make the connection between food, health and the environment. This year we will aim to discover ways to increase equity and access through school gardens. Learn and discuss ways to grow culturally representative crops, prepare ethnic recipes using garden produce and design systems that use the naturally diverse and unique learning environment of a school garden. Workshops will include curriculum, garden design, cooking, planting plans, art ideas and garden sustainability. Support our mission to have a garden in every school while you attend workshops, participate in hands-on experiences, network, eat delicious food and connect with local organizations.

Get Involved!
Collaborative partners and speakers: Shannon Hardwicke
Sponsor information, donations and media partners: Janet Zeller 
General information, scholarships and volunteers: Vanessa Forwood 

Price: Early Bird $75, after February 28, $95. Price includes continental breakfast, lunch and snacks.  Join us for sunset happy hour and networking session from 5 to 6:30pm hosted by UNFI. Tickets will not be sold at the event.
Group Discount Rate: For groups of 3 or more from the same school or organization, $65 per person.

Note: For school purchase orders, contact Callie at 916-363-9685 Ext. 1004.

Location: American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova CA 95670

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