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Life Lab cultivates children's love of learning, healthy food, and nature through garden-based education.

 

2019 Participant Agenda

 

2019 Attending Organizations

 

2019 SGSO Organizational Bios

 

2019 SGSO “Shorts” Presentation Folders

 

Share Some Program Photos (click “Join” button, these will be shared in a slideshow)


See what we had to share on Instagram and Twitter #sgso2019


For the “socially active” use #sgso2019

Instagram

@lifelabgarden
@soil_born_farms
@hudsonvalleyseed
@urbanharvesthouston
@sprouts
@emerilorg
@wholekidsfoundation
@exploreecology
@kccommunitygardens
@planttheseedtn
@foodcorps
@okcbeautiful
@ediblepeacepatch
@growlacrosse
@growinggardenspdx
@gr_fit4kids
@biggreen
@educationfundmiami
@chicopeefresh

#sgso2019
www.lifelab.org/sgso

 

Pre-Participation Survey – Complete by 12/21/18 (one submission per organization)

 

Institute Goals

  • Learn from one another about how we accomplish common Key SGSO Activities so that we can better our practice
  • Make organizational sites plan for Professional Development and School Garden support
  • Develop and update resources to share with a wider national audience

 

5 SGSO Key Activities

This Leadership Institute is first and foremost a space where we can learn from one another and support each other in the vital work of supporting school gardens for children. Below are the Key Activities we’ll be focusing on and, under each one, helpful resources shared by past Institute participants, and space to add your own resources

 

Key Activity: Evaluating and Sharing Program Impacts PUBLIC FOLDER

 

Key Activity: Sustaining and Institutionalizing School Garden Programs PUBLIC FOLDER 

 

Key Activity: Networking and Communications to Support School Gardens PUBLIC FOLDER

 

Key Activity: Creating Diverse, Equitable, Inclusive School Garden Programs PUBLIC FOLDER

 

Key Activity: Leading Excellent Garden-Based Education Professional Development PUBLIC FOLDER

 

Connect with SGSOs

www.SGSOnetwork.org find:

 

Past SGSO Leadership Institutes

View what took place at our 2018 School Garden Support Organization Institute.

View what took place at our 2016 School Garden Support Organization Institute.

HOSTED BY LIFE LAB IN PARTNERSHIP WITH WHOLE KIDS FOUNDATION

 

 

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Become a Life Lab Certified Gardener! 🌱🌻Based on the success of our first four cohorts of Life Lab-Certified Garden Educators, we are excited to announce that registration is now open for individuals to register and be part of our fifth cohort starting January 23rd, 2023! We’ve put together a series of 4 on-line courses that will guide and support educators in becoming a Life Lab-Certified School Garden Educator. Upon successful completion of the 4 courses, participants will receive a certificate and the distinction of being a Life Lab-Certified Garden Educator. Each course will last 4 weeks long and include 4 synchronous meetings, at-home work, and a unique coaching model. The total commitment for the full series is 16 weeks. Check out our website for more information! Registration for the full certification series is now open. Please share with others who are looking for ideas and inspiration in the garden! There are 24 spots available and we sold out in our last 4 certification series. We hope you can join us!Life Lab offers a limited number of course fee reductions based on need and anticipated impact. To apply for financial assistance, follow the link below. Scholarship applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis between now and December 1st, 2022 or until all funds have been awarded.

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www.lifelab.org/jobs Full-time Bilingual Garden Educators at PVUSD School Gardens and Summer Program Staff at Garden Classroom on UCSC Farm

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Full-time Career and Summer Staff Positions in @pajarovalleyusd school gardens and the Life Lab Garden Classroom. On the @ucscagroecology farm @ucsc @pvusdschoolfood lifeLab.org/jobs

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We are so glad to be a part of this year’s Growing School Gardens Summit! 415 attendees from 45 states across the US, representing 6,000+ school gardens serving more than 2.5 million students. Here we go!!

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Rainbow Chips 📗🌱📙🍊📕🍅In this lesson students introduce themselves, create group agreements, listen to a story about a rainbow, and then go on a search for different colors in order to begin to form a personal connection with the #gardenclassroom .Also, we just wanted to show this really awesome squash gradience 😄#gardenbasededucation #NGSS #scienceinthegarden #schoolgarden #NGSGintheGarden

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Food Factories 🍅🥗😋In this lesson, students find leaves with holes in them and then construct explanations for what might havecaused those holes. They listen to a story book and add further possible explanations for the holes. Thenthey explore the garden to prepare to engage in argument from evidence about which explanation for these holes seems the most plausible. Finally, they relate this concept to plants that humans eat.#NGSGintheGarden #NGSS #gardenbasededucation

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