2019 Edible Academy Summer Workshop for Teachers & Garden Educators
Three-day workshop | June 18-20, 2019 | Gregory-Lincoln Education Center
Registration limited to parties of two from a school garden site. After that please call 713.880.5540 X1019 to see if there is an open spot, space is limited.
Urban Harvest’s Edible Academy workshop provides educators, youth garden coordinators and parents with hands-on lessons, techniques and curriculum for using your school garden and Outdoor Classroom as exciting educational tools. Participants will explore lessons in gardening and culinary arts that support TEKS objectives in the core subjects . . . making learning memorable and tasty too!The Edible Academy: Cultivating the Outdoor Classroom builds upon our professional development series and enables us to include more teachers, parents, students and schools in participating in outdoor education. Workshop Includes:
- Hands-on Garden Instruction
- Garden Class Demonstration
- Lunch on Days 1 & 2
- School Garden Tours w/Transportation
- Edible Academy Notebook w/Lessons & Resources
- Edible Academy Giveaways!
- Workshop participants earn 15 CPEs
“Edible education is a way for kids to become in touch with where their food comes from and actually be able to grow, harvest, eat and cook it. They learn all of that,but more importantly it’s about teaching them how to take ownership of their own health.”
— Kellie Karavias, Culinary Arts Educator
— Gregory Lincoln Education Center
Why should you attend?
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].
Growing food changes lives . . . one garden at a time!