2024 Summer Edible Academy
Gardening and Nutrition Education
CPEs for Teachers | Garden Educators | Parent Garden Coord
Thursday June 27, 9am-3pm | Friday June 28, 9am-3pm | Saturday June 29, 9am-12pm
Bauer Education Center
1911 West 34th Street
Houston, Texas 77018
“I learned so much and I really think it is all helpful especially being the garden educator and main person who overlooks the garden throughout the year.. . . we got great information on keeping the garden sustainable and finding ways to just make things easier when working with a garden so ALL of those pointers really have me a good outlook toward the future of our garden. ” -Past Participant
Hands-on lessons to learn techniques and curriculum for using your school garden and Outdoor Classroom as exciting educational tools.
Participants explore lessons in gardening and nutrition education that support TEKS objectives in the core subjects.
Training enables teachers, parents, students and schools to participate in outdoor education.
Workshop includes lunch, a copy of the Urban Harvest School Garden Guide, CPEs, resources, and more!
Why Gardening Matters?
Edible Education — Growing a Solution to a Bigger Issue!
Numerous studies show that children will try new foods, make healthier food choices and remain more active when involved in a school garden. The surging interest in school gardens has shown a need for professional development in gardening techniques that merge with standard curriculum. By “training the trainer,” all schools that desire a campus garden will have personnel equipped to teach in and manage a garden whether or not they partner with Urban Harvest.
While Houston far exceeds the national average on issues related to food insecurity and obesity, an astonishing 20% of Houstonians live in food deserts — communities that lack access to healthy fruits and vegetables (USDA). Overall, 19% of Houstonians and 25% of Houston’s children do not know where they will find their next meal [Houston Food Bank] while a staggering 1-in-2 children in low-income Houston communities are obese [Healthy Living Matters].