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2020 Edible Academy
Summer Workshop

for Teachers | Garden Educators | Parents
Three-day workshop | June 23-25, 2020 | Houston, Texas

  • Hands-on lessons converted to meet COVID-19 social distancing, techniques and curriculum for using your school garden and Outdoor Classroom as exciting educational tools. 
  • Participants explore lessons in gardening and culinary arts that support TEKS objectives in the core subjects.
  • Training enables teachers, parents, students and schools to participate in outdoor education.
  • Workshop includes a copy of the Urban Harvest School Garden Guide, 15 CPEs, Garden Tours, and more! 

Edible Academy has been converted to distance learning meetings and activities. All seats have been reserved.

Workshop limited to 10 participants due to COVID-10 social distancing.   

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].

Growing food changes lives . . . one garden at a time!

— Kellie Karavias, Culinary Arts Educator Gregory Lincoln Education Center
“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