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CONFERENCE REPORT

SCHOOLYARD GARDENS

Learning Standards
Never Tasted So Good!
Friday, February 22

CONFERENCE DOCUMENTS


Complete session descriptions

Conference folder

Agenda


PLANNING TEAM MEMBERS


COLLABORATING SPONSORS

City of Bloomington logo

Financial One Credit Union logo

Minn. Dept. Education logo


Minn. Dept. Health logo


SHIP logo


ENDORSING ORGANIZATIONS

City of Bloomington, Public Health Department

Columbia Heights Public Schools

Community Design Center

Draw Forth Consulting


Eco Education


Farm to School

Financial One Credit Union

Freshwater Society

Gardening Matters

Healthy Eating Minnesota

Hennepin County Environmental Services

Hennepin County/U of M Extension Master Gardeners

Homegrown Minneapolis

Life Time Foundation

Metro Blooms

Midwest Food Connection

Minneapolis Public Schools

Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom

Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Minnesota Department of Education

Minnesota Department of Health

Minnesota Green Corps

Mixed Precipitation

Permaculture Research Institute - Cold Climate

Project Sweetie Pie

Public Health Law Center

Renewing the Countryside

Statewide Health Improvement Program

University of Minnesota Extension

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2014 SCHOOLYARD GARDENS CONFERENCE

ABOUT THE 2013 CONFERENCE

Schoolyard Gardens provide an incomparable, hands-on opportunity for students to meet state learn­ing standards, engage with communities, partner with businesses, and learn about healthy eating and (re)connect with the land.

This winter, the Arboretum and conference affiliates brought together educators, school administrators, students, gardeners, community leaders, volunteers, business owners, local government officials, and non-profits with a passion for bringing students and community members into the garden. These participants presented successful models of schoolyard gardens and public-private partnerships, discussed fundraising, legal and other challenges, and evaluated many inspiring ways to integrate outdoor classrooms into schools' educational culture.


PARTICIPANTS

Teachers
School administrators
School nutritionists
Health-care professionals
Community organizers
Sustainability community
Students
Local government officials
Social service workers
Landscape/garden design community
Parents and others interested in helping to grow a schoolyard garden


 

 

Photo credits:
Top left and right: Dan Marshall
Center top and header: Courtesy Sandy Tanck

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CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Morning Agenda

Schoolyard Gardens: What does success look like?

Leadership: Principals as champions of school gardens 

Legal issues impacting schoolyard gardens

Sustaining the School Garden During Summer

Alive & Growing - Making the schoolyard garden essential
Part 1: Standards - Minneapolis Public Schools

Alive & Growing - Making the schoolyard garden essential
Part 2: Food Service, Hopkins Public Schools

Concurrent Sessions & Case Studies

D
owling Urban Environmental School, Minneapolis


Champlin Brooklyn Park Academy

American Heart Association Teaching Gardens

Oak Grove Middle School, Bloomington

J.J. Hill Montessori, St. Paul

Community Bees on Bikes and Washburn High School, Minneapolis


GRAFFITI WALL


Resources

Comments and Ideas



Edible Schoolyards Manual