School Wellness Policy Training- April 26th- RSVP Req.

RSVP for the USDA Final Rule School Wellness Policy Training.

April 26, 9-12pm

Rohnert Park Health Center- 5800 State Farm Dr in the Integrity Room upstairs.

RSVP to Danielle Krause at danielle.krause@sonomca-county.org.

Position Available at Petaluma Bounty

Education & Engagement Coordinator

The Engagement and Education Coordinator manages the design and implementation of a comprehensive plan for education and community engagement efforts for Petaluma Bounty’s food access and education programs. The Education & Engagement Coordinator position is central to Petaluma Bounty’s operation and growth, reports to the Program Director, and works alongside the Farm Manager.

Please CLICK HERE to read the job description in its entirety.

To apply for this position, please send your resume, cover letter, and writing sample of 2 pages or less to jobs@petalumabounty.org, with “Education & Engagement Coordinator Applicant” in subject. Interviews scheduled on a rolling basis. Approximate start date is beginning of May. Due to the number of candidates, we will be unable to respond personally to each submission.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Don’t forget to get your Garden Based Education Grant Applications IN!!

Deadline is fast approaching!! 

Please do not hesitate submitting a grant application.

SGN is offering Garden-Based Education Grants of $5,000 each, to five schools for the 2017-2018 school year. For all the details, click here.

The grant package includes:

  • Healthy Roots nutrition education and cooking classes
  • Individualized support in garden design and program development by Project Manager
  • Participation in 2 free farm field trips
  • 5 Garden Coordinator Workshops facilitated by the SGN Program Director

 If you have any questions about eligibility, please contact Lauren at info@schoolgardens.org.

For all the details, click here.

Garden Consultant/Coordinator at Wright Charter School in Santa Rosa

Garden Consultant/Coordinator
Temporary/Part Time
Wright Charter School
2016/2017

Start Time: ASAP

Position/Duties
Under the supervision of the site Principal, the Garden Consultant/Coordinator will oversee garden planting and care. The Garden Consultant will also work with teachers and students at all grade levels (K-8) to develop and maintain classroom and school gardens and to develop and use standards based curriculum for garden based instruction. The Garden Consultant will also be responsible for fundraising and grant writing to maintain garden related projects.

Facilitate and supervise classroom visits to the garden (K-6 approximately 40 minutes per class per week/middle school garden elective approximately 55 minutes twice per week).

Extra flexible hours per week are authorized for garden maintenance, lesson and materials preparation, grant research/writing work (up to 25 total hours per week) 10 flexible hours authorized for summer garden maintenance.

Here is the full job posting: WrightGardenCoordinatorPosition

Contact Information

LINDA LANDA Personnel Services Coordinator

PHONE (707) 542-0550 Ext. 103

E-Mail llanda@wrightesd.org

2017-2018 Garden Based Education Grant Application Open!

The School Garden Network recognizes that one of the greatest obstacles for successful school gardens is the lack of funding for Garden Coordinators.  Without a stable leader and educator in place, school gardens are hard to maintain and it is difficult to organize and deliver garden classes. The Garden-Based Education Grant is specifically designed to address this issue by providing funds that can be used for the salary of the Garden Education Coordinator, professional development for the Coordinator and other garden team members, and curriculum materials.

SGN is offering Garden-Based Education Grants of $5,000 each, to five schools for the 2017-2018 school year.

The grant package includes:

  • Healthy Roots nutrition education and cooking classes
  • Individualized support in garden design and program development by Project Manager
  • Participation in 2 free farm field trips
  • 5 Garden Coordinator Workshops facilitated by the SGN Program Director

To learn more about the 2017-2018 Garden-Based Education Grant package and the application requirements, click here.

Workshop Opportunity- The Growing Classroom on March 2nd!

Old Adobe School is hosting LifeLab’s The Growing Classroom Workshop on March 2nd, 2017. Check out the agenda.

This workshop is being generously funded by Old Adobe School, so it is FREE to attend. But space is very limited, so please contact Beth Stoep at slwenz@comcast.net if you are interested.

 

 

 

 

Fresh Greens Pre-School Seeking Site Supervisor, Teacher, Atelierista, Aide

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Site Supervisor, Teacher, Atelierista, & Aide Positions at Mixed Greens PreSchool

Visit www.mixedgreenspreschool.com to learn more or email heather@mixedgreenspreschool.com with resume, references and cover letter or to get for more information.

Full Job Postings here.

Support school gardens and get a breakfast burrito!!

Special Offer of the Day!!

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In honor of tonight’s awesome event at Hopmunk, become an SGN individual member and get breakfast at the BEST place in town, Papas and Pollo!! All you have to do is join today either here or at the show tonight and get a coupon for a discounted breakfast item at Papas.

Join the Compost Club – Recycle Organic Waste on Your School Campus!

Dear Sonoma County Teachers (grades 3-12).

It is my pleasure to inform you of a great opportunity to teach your students how to take action to reduce climate change! Students will learn how to recycle orgaputcompost.here_-150x150nic waste on your school campus!

The North Coast Resource Conservation & Development Council can come to YOUR school in Sonoma County and offer a classroom presentation by a skilled presenter on recycling wastes to useful compost through onsite natural, biological processes using compost worms. This vermiculture system intrigues children, and motivates discussion on reducing wastes and greenhouse gas production.

Our presenters can deliver a one hour “Recycling Changes Everything” presentation to classrooms in Sonoma County this fall and many schools will receive a small classroom Rubbermaid worm bin for use in the classroom…including the worms!

The Compost Club of Healdsburg (http://compostclub.org) initiated this program in 2003 and has supported more than twenty sites (schools, wineries, retreat centers, detention facilities) who now divert their organic waste– more than 338,000 lbs. of organic waste have been diverted since the effort began. With the recent closure of Sonoma Compost, now is the time to keep waste in place instead of the alternative – hauling our waste to the East Bay each day. The Compost Club and the Council provide this environmental education outreach on “Vermiculture In the School” through grant funds and our services and materials are provided free of charge.

Schools which participate in the outreach presentations may also become eligible to receive a free onsite worm bin and training for campus-wide waste recycling in the future, as these schools will have priority for system installations when new grant funding is available.

You can contact us at ncrcandd@sonic.net or call Oona Heacock @ 707-293-8656