Teaching our children the origin of food is rooted in longevity, timelessness, permanence. It is a gift to be taught and protected—to benefit present and future generations. Join us for workshops, guest speakers, field trips, hands-on demonstrations, and an unforgettable learning experience as we explore the cutting edge of agriculture education in California, relying on both trusted tradition and modern innovation.
A source, origin, or starting place; a cause, basis, or foundation; a core concept or central idea. Also, a system providing a plant with a secure supply of nutrients and water as well as anchorage and support.
What do you want to see at conference?
|Melodie & Liz
Rice, cooked rice, cold rice salad, sushi, rice cookers and rice |
- Jul 27, 2010 Melodie
|There are a lot of farms in the Santa Ynez Valley that would opent their doors to you. There is also Sedgwick Ranch which does science based lessons for 4th and 5th grade classes. It is part of UCSB and local ranchers. I would really like to go to the Cal Poly Dairy. It would be great to learn a little bit about growing plants for those of us that have a brown thumb. |
- Jul 25, 2010 Lana
|It would be wonderful to listen to Joe Sabol as a guest speaker, a retired Ag. Educator from Cal Poly. He is so inspiring, fun and entertaining. Maybe he has some ideas on implementing Ag. into the school curriculum.
Also find out the latest information the Cooperative Extension has for the classroom.
Ideas for tours:
Clearwater Nursery @ Mesa Rd in Nipomo.
The Luffa Farm in Nipomo on Willow Rd.
Maybe tour home gardens in SLO areas and Santa Barbara areas like in Hope Ranch, Montecito, or Santa Ynez.
And tour natural organic farming in SLO, Apple Valley area.
- Jun 22, 2010 Pennie
|Urban Gardening/agriculture for High School Students |
- Jun 22, 2010 Lisa
|Linking classrooms with farmers and farmers markets; outreach programs that farmers market organizations have for schools. |
- Jun 10, 2010 Ty
|I want to get together with your organizers as I am the Master Gardener Garden Based Learning committee chairperson (we have the Sunshine School Demo Garden), Region 8 CREEC Coordinator at the County Office of Education (we have Rancho El Chorro Outdoor School and online environmental education services through the CREEC Network and previous Education Coordinator at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden (they have a Food Forest Children's Garden).
I'm also involved in local school garden and farm to school efforts in San Luis Obispo County. |
- Jun 02, 2010 Teresa
|Urban Agriculture (or)
Agriculture in city schools |
- Apr 27, 2010 Dana
|Gardening Curriculum and Grant Writing Workshop. |
- Apr 23, 2010 Stacy