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Schoolyard Gardens Conference 2015 
Everyone in the Garden

   Registration buttonBundle and Save! Friday & Saturday, February 27 & 28
 $120 members, conference affiliates/$140 general admission, includes Arboretum admission, coffee and lunch on both days

Registration button  ONLY  Friday, February 27, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)
  $65 members, conference affiliates/$75 general admission, includes Arboretum admission, morning coffee and lunch

Registration button  ONLY  Saturday, February 28, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
(Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)
  $65 members, conference affiliates/$75 general admission, includes Arboretum admission, morning coffee and lunch

WHETHER YOU'RE A BEGINNER or schoolyard garden veteran, join us and learn innovative strategies for building, sustaining, and engaging everyone in a thriving schoolyard garden.

Friday, February 27
Keynote Speaker
Arden Bucklin-Sporer, Executive Director of Education Outside
Friday Details and  Agenda

Saturday, February 28
Keynote Speaker: Jean Larson, Ph.D., Manager, University of Minnesota Nature-Based Therapeutic Services-Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Details and Agenda


KARE11 segment about Schoolyard Gardens and the conference

Watch a segment from KARE11 about the 2015 Schoolyard Gardens Conference!

Belinda Jensen interviews Zoe Hastings, Farm to School Coordinator at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and member of the Minnesota Schoolyard Garden Coalition.



Video highlights of the 2014 Schoolyard Gardens Conference


Watch highlights of the 2014 Schoolyard Gardens Conference

Call 612-301-1210 or email: ArbEdu@umn.edu

Cancellation Policy: Registration cancellations must be made two weeks prior to class date in order to receive refund. A $5 processing fee will apply.

A certificate of completion for continuing education contact hours will be available to participants upon completion of each day.

     Presenter biographies
     Conference folder
Conference Presentations & Resources
     Poster Session Presenters

Minnesota Department of Education 
University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener
Volunteer Program


Bloomington Public Health
Columbia Heights Public Schools

Edina Public Schools
Gardening Matters
Harvest Moon Edible Landscapes
Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute
Hennepin County Master Gardeners
Hopkins Department of Nutrition & Lifestyle Services
Intermediate District 287
Jeffers Foundation
Leap for Purpose
Metro Blooms
Midwest Food Connection
Minneapolis Public Schools Culinary and Nutrition Services
Minnesota Action for Healthy Kids
Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom
The Minnesota Association for Environmental Education (MAEE)
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Minnesota Department of Health
Minnesota Grown
Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA)
Minnesota Science Teachers Association (MnSTA)
Minnesota State Horticultural Society
Pollinate Minnesota
REAL School Gardens
South Central Service Cooperative
University of Minnesota Extension Center for
Family Development
University of Minnesota Monarch Lab
Urban Roots
Youth Farm 

Financial Sponsor: Please contact Beverly Anglum at (612) 301-1259 or anglu001@umn.edu to discuss options and benefits for your organization.
Financial Sponsorship Information 

Endorse: This no-cost option shows your support by helping to promote the program to your constituents. Contact Jill Leenay at leen0014@umn.edu to confirm your endorsement.
Endorsing Organization Guidelines

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Spread the word about this conference by printing and distributing the conference flier or the press release

Financial hardship assistance may be available. Please call 612-301-1210 to inquire