"Growing Gardens, Feeding Minds": New Jersey Farm to School Network Regional School Garden Workshops Start October
The New Jersey Farm to School Network is organizing a series of regional, on-site school garden trainings to take place in several cities across New Jersey this fall. Led by instructors with experience in running successful school garden projects, these workshops will give participants ideas about how to start and sustain school gardens and how to incorporate garden education into the classroom, meeting NJ state curriculum standards.
Each three hour training session will provide participants with an overview of planning for a school garden, equipment, materials and supplies needed, funding a garden, curriculum ties to the classroom, and nutrition education connections. Registrations for the Princeton training on October 9th and the Metuchen Training on October 13th are now open online. More dates and locations will become available in the near future. For more information and to register, visit http://njfarm2school.pbworks.com.
The New Jersey Farm to School Network was founded in 2008 to provide a statewide resource for farm to school programs. The NJ Farm to School Network works with schools, farmers, advocates, food service professionals, state agencies and others in New Jersey to improve school lunches and provide nutrition education through school garden programs. The Network is a member of the National Farm to School Network and works as the lead non-profit in New Jersey for Farm to School information.
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