teacher training

Schools new to Sage Garden Project join returning schools for three days during the summer, as we come together at our pilot program in Encinitas, California. With a classroom transformed into a Nutritional Science Lab, a thriving school garden, and a school-owned 1-acre Children’s Farm, this location provides a unique glimpse into the possibilities for other schools. The program at this location started in 2011, serving 600 students with 24 classes per week – and giving our team lots of experience to share.

Training dates for 2020:

Tuesday, June 30 – Thursday, July 2 in Encinitas, California

8:30-3:00 daily, plus Wednesday evening 4:00-7:00

Training is offered in a workshop format, covering garden lessons and maintenance, nutrition and cooking lessons featuring the cooking cart we provide to schools, classroom management, how-to sessions on fundraising and program sustainability planning, volunteer coordination, and more.

We offer guidance in a give-and-take setting of acceptance, and bring in outside speakers with extensive experience to speak about a wide variety of topics, including grant-writing, trauma-informed practices and cultural sensitivity. Novices and pros alike benefit from this experience!

First year Sage Garden Project “Grow Package” awardees are expected to send the 1 or 2 educators who have been identified as providers of our program to this travel and lodging expenses-paid 3-day training.

teacher training

Schools new to Sage Garden Project join returning schools for three days during the summer, as we come together at our pilot program in Encinitas, California. With a classroom transformed into a Nutritional Science Lab, a thriving school garden, and a school-owned 1-acre Children’s Farm, this location provides a unique glimpse into the possibilities for other schools. The program at this location started in 2011, serving 600 students with 24 classes per week – and giving our team lots of experience to share.

Training dates for 2020:

Tuesday, June 30 – Thursday, July 2 in Encinitas, California

8:30-3:00 daily, plus Wednesday evening 4:00-7:00

Training is offered in a workshop format, covering garden lessons and maintenance, nutrition and cooking lessons featuring the cooking cart we provide to schools, classroom management, how-to sessions on fundraising and program sustainability planning, volunteer coordination, and more.

We offer guidance in a give-and-take setting of acceptance, and bring in outside speakers with extensive experience to speak about a wide variety of topics, including grant-writing, trauma-informed practices and cultural sensitivity. Novices and pros alike benefit from this experience!

First year Sage Garden Project “Grow Package” awardees are expected to send the 1 or 2 educators who have been identified as providers of our program to this travel and lodging expenses-paid 3-day training.

Day One: Focus on the First Year

It all begins in the garden, as we start with learning to teach by joining in a scalable garden lesson and discussing the steps to a successful garden program: curriculum, planning, outdoor classroom management, structure, maintenance, volunteers.

Continental breakfast, snacks, and lunch provided.

Day Two: Planning for Success

You’ve gotten your Sage Garden Project award, now what? Three years of funding can fly by, so we’ll go over strategies for enduring success. We’ll share about budgets, grant writing, and fundraising, but also dealing with administrators, evaluating your program, publicity, and infiltrating your school’s food culture.

Continental breakfast, snacks, and lunch provided.

Day Three – Cooking with your Garden Program

Develop ways to use your cooking cart to your best advantage…and make your own lunch! We’ll join in a cooking lesson, then break down the barriers, issues, and attitudes that will offer both challenge and reward.

Continental breakfast, snacks, and lunch provided.

Day One: Focus on the First Year

It all begins in the garden, as we start with learning to teach by joining in a scalable garden lesson and discussing the steps to a successful garden program: curriculum, planning, outdoor classroom management, structure, maintenance, volunteers.

Continental breakfast, snacks, and lunch provided.

Day Two: Planning for Success

You’ve gotten your Sage Garden Project award, now what? Three years of funding can fly by, so we’ll go over strategies for enduring success. We’ll share about budgets, grant writing, and fundraising, but also dealing with administrators, evaluating your program, publicity, and infiltrating your school’s food culture.

Continental breakfast, snacks, and lunch provided.

Day Two – Evening: Fundraising Parties!

Be our guest at an offsite party featuring garden-centric food and theme, music, and live examples of fundraising activities for you to take back and implement. Vote on which of our participating schools receives an extra boost of support from us!

Light dinner, drinks, and dessert provided.

Day Three – Cooking with your Garden Program

Develop ways to use your cooking cart to your best advantage…and make your own lunch! We’ll join in a cooking lesson, then break down the barriers, issues, and attitudes that will offer both challenge and reward.

Continental breakfast, snacks, and lunch provided.

Day Two – Evening: Fundraising Parties!

Be our guest at an offsite party featuring garden-centric food and theme, music, and live examples of fundraising activities for you to take back and implement. Vote on which of our participating schools receives an extra boost of support from us!

Light dinner, drinks, and dessert provided.