Plant to Plate
Make the connection from seed to table in this empowering course! Using tried-and-true Life Lab lessons and recipes for grades K-8, participants will explore effective ways to teach nutrition and encourage kids to eat more fruits and vegetables through hands-on garden-based activities. We will demonstrate important routines for preparing and enjoying healthy food with kids such as, harvesting from the garden, kitchen and garden tool safety, and group and materials management. We will also learn different approaches to crop planning, composting and regenerative agriculture that inspire the next generation of environmental stewards.
Graduate education units available.
Opens May 10th and Closes July 9th
Live Sessions: Thursdays 3:30 – 5:00 PST
May 20th, June 3rd, June 17th, July 1st
K-6 classroom teachers, garden educators, organizations interested in supporting garden-based learning on small and large scales.
Ideally participants complete the series of courses over 1 year. However, if there are extenuating circumstances participants can become certified if they take all required courses within 2 years. The next set of courses will begin again in the fall of 2021
Upon successful completion of each course, 2 University of the Pacific graduate education credits can be earned for an additional fee of $80 per credit hour, payable to University of the Pacific. Most people seeking these credits are educators who are looking to increase their salary on a credit-based pay scale or for relicensure credit. Most institutions do not accept UofP credits towards a specific graduate degree however, if there is a specific program you intend to pursue, it may be worth checking with that institution.
Life Lab offers a limited number of course fee reductions based on need and anticipated impact. To apply for financial assistance click FinancialAssistanceApp. If you are a Santa Cruz County Educator, we also offer a significant discount. Please email email@example.com or call (831) 400-2016 for details.
We understand that plans can change. Should you wish to cancel your registration, please submit, in writing, your cancellation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your registration fee will be refunded, less a $50 administrative fee. Regretfully, we will not be able to refund any fees if cancellation is made within 1 week of the opening course date except, of course, in cases of illness or emergency.