Guerneville School Garden Fundraiser: Spring Garden Celebration

Please join us this Saturday to celebrate the success, and broaden the impact of Guerneville School’s garden. Hosted by Clark Wolf, Food Consultant, writer, and host of At The Table with Clark Wolf. Guest speakers include Sonoma County 5th District Supervisor Lynda Hopkins, Executive Director of School Garden Network Lauren Bowne, and Guerneville School District Supervisor Dana Pedersen. Come and enjoy cooking demonstrations by Daniel Kedan of Forestville’s Backyard Restaurant, silent auctions, raffle prizes, garden tours, and more! 

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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.

Register now!Schooyard Habitat Workshop May 17th

INTERESTED IN ENHANCING YOUR SCHOOL GARDEN WITH SOME WILDLIFE ?

SCHOOLYARD HABITAT WORKSHOP

WEDNESDAY May 17th

9:00am-3:30pm

Tarsier Meeting Room

OReilly Media Center 1005 Gravenstein HWY, Sebastopol

LEARN HOW TO:

  • Design a successful habitat project integrated with Common Core and NGGS standards
  • Link to engaging and relevant Citizen Science programs
  • Create opportunities for students to become empowered stewards of their environment
  • Qualify for up to $5,000 in funding  from US Fish and Wildlife for your habitat project
  • Develop native Pollinator Patches, Monarch Way Stations, Songbird Hedgerows, NestBox trails, Lizard Castles,  Native Bee Houses, Bogs, Insect Hotels, and Bird Blinds!!
Details:
    • Workshop is a pre-requisite for qualifying for US Fish & Wildlife’s Schoolyard Habitat funding
    • Guest presenters to be announced!!
    • Registration and payment of $35 due May 10th
    • Vegetarian lunch  & snacks included
    • Receive US Fish and Wildlife’s Schoolyard Habitat Guide , Habitat Garden Book by Nancy Bauer, Pollinator Posters and Butterfly ID cards!

    Register Here today

    Contact Laurel Anderson at schoolhabitats@gmail.com for more information.

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.

 

 

 

 

Starting Your Garden from Seed- FREE CLASS

Starting Your Garden from Seed

FREE CLASS

Saturday, February 25

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 500 Robinson Road, Sebastopol

 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Learn about planning your garden, starting seed indoors, sowing directly in the garden, and what supplies you need to be successful. Class will be taught by Electra de Peyster.

 Electra de Peyster has been a UCCE Sonoma County Master Gardener since 2004 and teaches classes on seeds, seed saving and food gardening for the Master Gardener Library series and for community groups. She has volunteered at the Community Seed Exchange since 2009 and is also the founder of SeedStewards, a project that promotes seed saving as one part of a sustainable future.

 Seed Library open  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

We are a grassroots community seed library  supporting Sonoma County gardeners with free, open-pollinated, locally grown, pesticide- and GMO-free seeds.All gardeners with or without seeds to share are welcome.

Work Party-9:00 am – 10:30 am

Join us  in the Seed Garden

located on site, where we grow many of the seeds offered in our library. A great way to learn more  about seed saving and gardening. Always optional!!

 

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Seed Library

We are a grassroots community seed bank that supports Sonoma County gardeners with free,
open-pollinated, locally grown,
pesticide- and GMO-free seeds.
All gardeners with or without seeds to share are welcome.

Save Seeds, Share Seeds

We hope that many gardeners
will commit to grow out and donate back to the seed library.

School Garden Gathering March 9th at Steele Lane School

Hi School Gardeners!

Joins SGN and SlowFoodsNorth for a School Garden Gathering in Santa Rosa at  Steele Lane School’s wonderful courtyard garden from 3:30-5:00.

We’ll begin with a tour of the garden from garden teacher, Todd followed by a share out of some tried and true”Garden Back Pocket Lessons”.  Bring a favorite!

SGN and SlowFoodsNorth will bring seeds, starts and some Bodega Red Potatoes , a local potato brought back from obscurity and now on the SlowFoods Ark of Taste!

Please RSVP HERE

 

 

Lowes Toolbox for Education grant due Feb.9th

If you have not yet applied for a Lowes Toolbox for Education grant this is a great way to fund infrastructure in your garden!

“Raise up to $5,000 for your school in minutes…

It’s that easy when you take advantage of Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant program. Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF) knows how hard you work for your kids and your community and is dedicated to helping your parent-teacher group achieve even more for your school. Apply for our Toolbox for Education Grant now and build on your already impressive parent group success with Lowe’s.”