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Redes y Herramientas Para Buscar Recursos Sobre Huertos Escolares y Educación en Nutrición

Red Internacional de Huertos Escolares una herramienta para el intercambio de experiencias, recursos e inspiración.

Big Green’s Resource Greenhouse (El Invernadero de Recursos de Big Green’s) – Recursos, Videos y Recetas educativas para el Aprendizaje Basado en Huertos Incluye “Spanish” en la barra de búsqueda. 

Base de Datos de Recursos del Equipo de Nutrición del USDA (Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos) Recursos sobre educación en nutrición, incluyendo pósters, boletines informativos para familias, y más.

Biblioteca de Recursos SNAP-Ed Recursos de educación en nutrición

Biblioteca de Recursos De la Granja a la Escuela Materiales promocionales, clases y más. Busca “Non-English Resources”

 

 

Guías y Currículum Para Huertos Escolares 

Guía Para Plantar un Huerto de Cosecha Abundante en Contenedores

Los huertos escolares como herramienta pedagógica de la Universidad de Chile

Un espacio de encuentro con la naturaleza y la enseñanza: Escuela huerto, orientaciones didácticas al docente un modelo de huerto escolar sustentable y pedagógico que fue desarrollado en 12 establecimientos educacionales de la Región Metropolitana y la Región de O’Higgins, donde participaron más de 2000 alumnos de kínder, primer y segundo año básico. 

Semillas a Ensalada es un proyecto flexible dedicado a los jóvenes, que los invita a que cultiven sus propias Ensaladas desde sus jardines

Sembremos Ciencia y Conciencia – Manual De Huertos Escolares  de LabVida

El Currículum de Ciencias de Preescolar a 5to grado de Life Lab es un currículum de ciencias basado en huertos, escrito en inglés y contiene folletos, cartas para los padres y hojas de laboratorio en español. Es el recurso escrito más a fondo que hemos visto para la enseñanza de contenidos basados en huertos para hispanohablantes. 

Comenzando es una guía de 34 páginas para comenzar un huerto escolar.

Material de apoyo en español de La Red de Escuelas de Horticultura de Wisconsin incluye:  La enseñanza en el aula de la naturaleza, ¿Hay tierra?, ¿Hay verduras?

Guía en español para comenzar un huerto escolar. También está en inglés y se encuentra en su página de recursos de huertos escolares. Este folleto de 5 páginas resalta las bases para comenzar un programa. 

Creando y Manteniendo tu Huerto Escolar. Encuentra documentos sobre lo siguiente: Guía sobre heladas en California, Lista de Herramientas del Huerto, Tabla de planeación de cultivos y Guía de Siembra, Introducción a Plantas Anuales y Perennes, Gestión del Aula de Clases en Exteriores, Principales Tipos de Camas de Cultivo, Consejos para Cosechar, y una Tabla de Diseño de Huertos Escolares. Ver las versiones en español aquí. Gracias a Ottilla Cross del Fideicomiso de Salud de Silicon Valley por la traducción de materiales adicionales. 

¿Cómo se ven los huertos escolares? Presentación de PowerPoint del taller Creando y Manteniendo tu Huerto Escolar Míralo y descárgalo aquí.

A Garden of Words/Un jardín de Palabras es un diccionario bilingüe de jardinería para programas de jardinería curriculares y extracurriculares, producido por los Maestros Jardineros de la Universidad de California del Condado de Santa Bárbara y la Universidad de California Agricultura y Recursos Naturales. 30 páginas con código de color que proveen traducciones de herramientas, medidas, conversiones, frases, y nombres de frutas y verduras. Descárgalo en 

La Guía Curricular de Nourish Middle School ofrece un rico conjunto de recursos para abrir una conversación significativa sobre comida y sostenibilidad. Tiene folletos en español para estudiantes.

Manual Básico de Jardinería Preescolar en el Sur de California del 12 de junio de 2013, Instituto de Políticas Urbanas y Ambientales, Facultad Occidental (pdf) Fuente original en 

CityBlossoms Recursos en Español incluye Nuestra Primera Cosecha: un currículum anual bilingüe de educación para la primera infancia compuesto de 30 clases relacionadas con el Huerto y la Gastronomía del Huerto. Contiene 27 recetas muy queridas. 

Manual Programa Naturalizar Educativamente, por Fundación Ilumina, cuya meta es promover el desarrollo y bienestar de niños y niñas, a través de experiencias pedagógicas y formativas en la naturaleza.

La Red Comunitaria Agroecológica creó un Currículum de la Red Internacional de Jóvenes. Un currículum en español de siete módulos que comparte las habilidades y conocimientos de su programa sobre jóvenes trabajando en programas educativos en América Latina.

La enseñanza en el aula de la naturaleza, Recibe una copia gratuita en español sobre los principios fundamentales de la Educación basada en Huertos.  

 

 

Cocinando y Educación en Nutrición

Alimentación, Comunidad y Aprendizaje: Recursos para docentes de LabVida

CityBlossoms Recursos en Español incluye Nuestra Primera Cosecha: un currículum anual bilingüe de educación para la primera infancia compuesto de 30 clases relacionadas con el Huerto y la Gastronomía del Huerto. Contiene 27 recetas muy queridas

Cookingwithkids.net Clases gratuitas sobre degustación que incluyen planes de clases, cartas historia de la comida e información sobre nutrición para los grados Preescolar-1º, 2º-3º.4º-6º. 

Recetas en español de Growing Minds

La Cosecha del Mes: Recurso Mensual para Educadores que incluye folletos para educadores, boletines para las familias y materiales promocionales para las cafeterías sobre 36 frutas y verduras diferentes. 

MiPlato: recursos en español de la USDA

Recursos sobre Educación en Nutrición del Consejo de Lechería de California 

Cartel sobre cómo lavarse las manos

Harvest for Healthy Kids (Cosecha para Niños Saludables) tiene kits informativos sobre 13 vegetales. Contienen fotos de vegetales, boletines familiares e información sobre cada vegetal. 

CA Champions for Change es donde puedes encontrar consejos rápidos y fáciles para una vida más saludable. Incluyen videos, recetas, y mucha más información

Los Materiales y Pósters sobre Educación en Nutrición del Equipo de Nutrición de la USDA incluyen lo siguiente y mucho más:

 

Herramientas de Búsqueda de Literatura

Recomendaciones de Growing Minds Farm to School sobre literatura en inglés y español para enseñar sobre jardinería, cocinar, granjas y alimentos. Escribe “Spanish” en la barra de búsqueda.

Lo que hay en nuestra Biblioteca hace mención a algunos libros en español. 

 

Música 

¡Come Bien! Eat Right! Es una colección educativa, bilingüe y encantadora de 38 canciones (19 en inglés y cada una con su versión en español) y actividades que promueven la nutrición saludable para niñ@s y adultos, realizada por el premiado autor, educador y cantante José-Luis Orozco.  Lista de videos de todas las canciones: ¡Come Bien! Eat Right! 

Banana Slugs String Band Mar y Tierra

¡Español, ciencia y diversión – todo en uno! La Tierra y el Mar incluye ocho canciones populares de las Banana Slugs en español e inglés que enseñan sobre la ciencia, los huertos y el océano. Presentado por Banana Slugs bilingüe & Michael Levy.

 

Para Producción Agrícola Y Productores Que Venden En Mercados

Ecology Action y John Jeavons han creado muchas guías sobre agricultura biointensiva en español. Descárgalas en su página de publicaciones.

El Servicio Nacional de Información sobre Agricultura Sostenible  tiene una gran colección de publicaciones en español para campesinos y productores que venden en mercados. También tienen un boletín mensual llamado Cosecha Mensual

 

 

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School Garden and Nutrition Education Networks and Resource Search Tools

Red Internacional de Huertos Escolares is a tool to exchange experiences, resources and inspiration.

Big Green’s Resource Greenhouse – Garden Based Learning Resources, Videos, and Recipes Include “Spanish” in the search tool.

USDA’s Team Nutrition Resource Database of nutrition education resources, includes posters, family newsletters and more.

SNAP-Ed Resource Library of nutrition education resources

National Farm to School Resource Library of promotional materials, lessons, and more.

 

 

School Garden Guides and Curricula

Guide to Plant a Container Garden with Abundant Harvest

School Gardens as a pedagogical tool University of Chile

A Space to Encounter Nature and Teaching: Garden School, educational guidelines for teachers A sustainable and pedagogical school garden model developed in 12 educational establishments in the Metropolitan and O’Higgins regions in which more than 2000 kindergarten, first and second grade students participated.

Seeds to Salad is a flexible project destined for the youth. It invites them to grow their own salads in their gardens.

Let’s Plant Science and Awareness – LabVida’s School Garden Manual

The Life Lab Science K-5 Curriculum is a garden-based science curriculum which is written in English with Spanish language handouts, parent letters, and lab pages. It is the most thorough resource that we have seen for teaching garden-based content to K-5 Spanish speakers.

Comenzando is a 34-page guide for starting a school garden.

Supporting material in Spanish from Wisconsin’s School Garden Network includes: Teaching in nature’s classroom, Is there soil?, Are there vegetables? 

LA County Master Gardeners School Garden Start Up Guide in Spanish and English found on their school gardens resource page. This 5-page handout highlights the basics for starting a program.

Creating and Sustaining Your School Garden. Find documents on the following: CA Frost Guide, Garden Tool List, Crop Planning Chart and Planting Guide, Introduction to Annual and Perennial Plants, Outdoor Classroom Management, Basic Garden Bed Types, Harvest Tips, and a Garden Design Planning Chart.  View the Spanish versions here. Thanks to Ottilla Cross from the Silicon Valley Health Trust for the translation of additional materials.

What do School Gardens Look Like? PowerPoint presentation of the Creating and Sustaining Your School Garden Workshop 

A Garden of Words/Un jardín de Palabras is a bilingual gardening dictionary for schools and after-school gardening programs, produced by the University of California Master Gardeners of Santa Barbara County and the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. 30 color-coded pages provide translations of tools, measurements, conversions, phrases, and fruits and vegetable names. 

The Nourish Middle School Curriculum Guide offers a rich set of resources to open a meaningful conversation about food and sustainability. They have Spanish language student handouts.

Southern California’s Basic Preschool Gardening Manual by June 12th, 2013, Urban & Environmental Policy Institute, Occidental College (pdf) Original source at 

CityBlossoms Spanish Language Resources includes Our First Harvest/Nuestra Primera Cosecha, a bilingual year-round ECE curriculum consisting of 30 garden-related lessons and Garden Gastronomy/Gastronomía del Jardín is filled with 27 beloved recipes.

Naturalizar Educativamente Program Manual , by Fundación Ilumina, whose goal is to promote the development and well-being of children, through daily pedagogical and formative experiences in nature.

The Community Agroecology Network created an International Youth Network Curriculum. A seven module Spanish language curriculum that shares their program skills and knowledge of youth working in food education programs in Latin America.

La enseñanza en el aula de la naturaleza, Receive a free copy of Teaching in Nature’s Classroom: Core Principles of Garden-Based Education in Spanish.

 

 

Cooking and Nutrition Education

Alimentación, Comunidad y Aprendizaje: Resources for teachers from LabVida

CityBlossoms Spanish Language Resources include Our First Harvest/Nuestra Primera Cosecha, a bilingual year-round ECE curriculum consisting of 30 garden-related lessons and Garden Gastronomy/Gastronomía del Jardín is filled with 27 beloved recipes

Cookingwithkids.net free tasting lessons include lesson plans, farmer letters, food history, and nutrition information for grades K-1, 2-3, 4-6.

Recipes in spanish from Growing Minds

Harvest of the Month Monthly Educator Resources include educator handouts, family newsletters, and cafeteria promotional materials for 36 different fruits and vegetables

USDA MiPlato Spanish Language Resources

Nutrition Education Resource Sheets from the Dairy Council of California

Handwashing Poster

Harvest for Healthy Kids has13 vegetable information kits with photos of vegetables, family newsletters and information about each vegetable.

CA Champions for Change is where you can find quick and simple tips for a healthier life. They include videos, recipes and much more information. 

Nutrition Education Materials and Posters from USDA Team Nutrition include these and others:

 

Literature Search Tools

Growing Minds Farm to School Literature recommendations in both English & Spanish to teach about gardening, cooking, farms, or food. Type “spanish” on the search bar.

What’s in our Library mentions some books in Spanish Language

 

Music

¡Come Bien! Eat Right! is a charming, educational bilingual collection of 38 songs (19 each in Spanish and English) and activities promoting healthy nutrition for children and adults by award-winning author, educator, and singer José-Luis Orozco.  Video playlist of all the ¡Come Bien! Eat Right! Songs

Banana Slugs String Band – Mar y Tierra Spanish, Science and Fun – all in one! The Earth and the Sea includes eight Banana Slugs popular songs teaching about science, gardens and the ocean in both Spanish and English. Presented by Bilingual Banana Slugs & Michael Levy.

 

 

For Agricultural Production and Market Gardeners

Ecology Action and John Jeavons have created many bio-intensive gardening guides in Spanish. Download them at their publications page.

National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service has a great collection of publications for farmers and market gardeners in Spanish. They also have a monthly newsletter called Cosecha Mensual.

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The Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation is proudly celebrating five years of supporting nonprofits that teach students and communities about the goodness of fresh ingredients. This year, the Foundation awarded more than 110 Neighborhood Grants to nonprofit organizations, with Life Lab being one of them!

We are grateful for the continued support from Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation. Life Lab is honored to have been chosen as a recipient of the Neighborhood Grants. Our partnership reflects Sprouts Farmers Market’s core values of education, environmental stewardship, and nutrition.

With this support we have been able to launch and sustain BackPocketLearning.org, a robust directory of easy to use activities that require no screen time, promote healthy eating and inspires creativity. This site is perfect for teachers and parents alike! BackPocketLearning.org has garnished over 7k users from all over the world, in almost every continent, since our launch in April.

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🌱 Join the SGSO Leadership Institute 🌱

Every year, we host a School Garden Support Organization Leadership Institute to provide an opportunity for school garden professionals from across the country to collaborate, learn from one another, and develop resources to share with a national audience. Collectively, SGSO Institute participants have improved their own work while also sharing ideas and resources to help others do the same.

In the face of the myriad challenges of 2020, all of you in SGSOs across the country are innovating in creative and inspiring ways to sustain and enhance garden education for their students. We are eager for other SGSOs to learn from you! With generous support from Whole Kids Foundation , we are pleased to be able to provide stipends for peoples’ contributions to these Working Groups.

This year’s SGSO Institute is open to newcomers and SGSO Institute Alumni!

🚨 Applications are due November 6, 2020 🚨

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Life Lab celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day with special recognition of the land on which our gardens grow and by sharing beautiful family friendly resources highlighting indigenous storytelling and efforts of Native peoples to reclaim food sovereignty, cultural identity, and native land stewardship.

The Life Lab Land Acknowledgement, now shared at all formal gatherings in our Garden Classroom on the UCSC campus:

“The land on which we gather is the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands and heal from historical trauma.”

*Land acknowledgement developed in partnership with the
Amah Mutsun Tribal Band Chairman and the Amah Mutsun
Relearning Program at the UCSC Arboretum.

Learn more about the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band and the
www.amahmutsunlandtrust.org/

Life Lab is honored to support the film, GATHER (Gather) with a
FREE virtual screening on October 30th at 7pm

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Looking for some #garden #joy? Join us for a sweet sharing of Life Lab Reimagined: program updates, inspired learning, and community at our Fall Benefit this Saturday at 10:30am 🌱Register at Lifelab.org/fallbenefit 🌱Learn about our New Curriculum, New Life Lab Educator Certification Program, New Staff, and New Garden Additions👀Plus all the beautiful work we’re doing to support school garden education locally and nationally🌻Participants are automatically eligible to win a raffle prize courtesy of @synergyclothing ❤️ #schoolgarden #education #kisstheground #teachtheyouth #landstewardship #fundraiser See MoreSee Less

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It’s Harvest Festival Week🌻happening virtually October 5-10th. A collaboration between the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems UCSC CASFS Farm Life Lab​, and students of UCSC Food Systems Working Group
Mark your calendar! The week-long series is full of fun virtual activities for all ages, with live streamed musical performances, a lecture on agroecology from a panel of experts, and ending the week with Life Lab’s #Funtastic Fall Benefit highlighting new program updates and staff/garden additions. Register at www.LifeLab.org/fallbenefit

Visit bit.ly/ucscharvestfest for a complete schedule of events and registration instructions.

Monday, October 5
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM
Life Lab Backyard Chickens Q&A

Tuesday, October 6
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Saving Seeds, Sustaining Our Communities

Wednesday, October 7
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
The evolution of agroecology as a practice, a research discipline, and a social movement

7:00 PM – 7:45 PM
Nurture Yourselves With Nature!

Thursday, October 8
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Cider Donut Workshop and The Everything Apple Panel

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Celebrating Queers and Nature

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Giant Green Anemone! Going Deep Into Local Tide Pool Explorations

Friday, October 9
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Planting Seeds For Success: Community Connections to Water Your Garden for Wellness!

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
What is the Food Systems Working Group and what does it do?

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Rachel Carson Garden Cooking + Poetry Workshop/Mic!

Saturday, October 10
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Life Lab Fall Benefit Gathering
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Happy weekend everyone ☀️Enjoy this sweet share of the UCSC Farm featuring Life Lab 🌱and our chickens! 🐓We look forward to sharing more with all of you as part of our upcoming Fall Benefit on October 10th. Register at Lifelab.org/fallbenefit youtu.be/uEAv4SabLoA See MoreSee Less

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In celebration of the Fall Equinox 🍁we are excited to share a poignant new film called Kiss the Ground Movie🌱Life Lab is honored to have partnered with Kiss the Ground to develop middle school curriculum and accompanying training video for educators, focused on the process of capturing and storing carbon in living organisms such as soil, plants and algae.🌿

This hopeful film showcases part of the solution to climate change that is right under our feet: biosequestration in the soil. Life Lab invites you to join a Global Watch Party for the film, followed by a live Q and A at 6pm PST / 9pm EST. For more info, go to Kiss the Ground Movie 🌍 #Lifelab #regenerativeagriculture #schoolgardens #soilhealth #earthactivist #climatechangesolutions See MoreSee Less

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It’s World Gratitude Day! 💐Life Lab is grateful for our community and to continue our 40+ year mission of cultivating children’s love of learning, healthy food, and nature through garden based education🌱#life lab #schoolgardens #education #worldgratitudeday #gratitude See MoreSee Less

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Join us on October 10th at 10:30am for Life Lab’s Fall Benefit: A Celebration of Learning and Community.
Register at LifeLab.org/fall-benefit
This virtual event includes a tour of Life Lab’s evolving work and vision. Plus we have a surprise announcement! We are thankful for your encouragement and support as a member of our Life Lab community. Despite the challenges of this unprecedented year, Life Lab is moving forward with grace and creative innovation. The events of this season have provided opportunities to support our local community and national networks in new ways, expand our reach through virtual connections, and dive more deeply into justice and equity in all of our work. We are strengthening the roots that feed Life Lab programs as we continue to transform the Nature of Education. Continued cultivation of children’s love for learning and connections with healthy food and nature during COVID is essential and brings hope, wonder, and a much needed breath of fresh air. We are excited to share the inspiring work of our dedicated staff with you! #gratitude #schoolgardens #education #lifelab #fundraiser #gardens
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🚨Join us TODAY at 11am PST🚨

💚Bringing Social Emotional Learning and
Mindfulness Education to Your Work💚

Join Sheri S. Dollin, M.Ed., Educational Consultant and Mindfulness Facilitator, and Sunny Wight, Co-Founder of Mindfulness First, for an overview of mindfulness and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in the distance learning setting.

Together, we will look at how an understanding of trauma, mindfulness and SEL can help us to manage stress while nurturing the scientifically proven “protective factors” that help prevent and manage trauma and mental health issues both for ourselves and our students.

We will specifically learn about the brain science of stress, and practice mindfulness techniques you can teach to your students. We’ll also take a look at Mindfulness First’s synchronous and asynchronous online work, and quickly understand that it’s easier than we think to integrate mindfulness and SEL into online classrooms. Bring: something to draw with and a piece of paper, for Mindful Art.

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Life Lab’s 40th Gala – Sunday, October 13th  Celebrate 40 years of bringing learning to life in gardens. Learn more  
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Life Lab provides truly inspiring training. Their breadth of experience, joy for teaching, and commitment to sharing knowledge highlight the best practices in food and garden education.
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Terry had another awesome two weeks at Life Lab. I think he learns more there than in any other part of his year. School is great, but he’s passionate (and often dogmatic) about what he learns there.
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