Garden to Cafeteria Webinar Shares Successes and Models from Across the U.S.

webinarsThe National School Garden Program hosts monthly leader calls/webinars to provide our Slow Food chapters and school garden volunteers further support and technical assistance. Webinars are free and open to the public. Visit the website for upcoming and past calls, including the ability to download presentations and the recorded webinars.

Upcoming webinars:
June 23, 2016 at Noon PT (3pm ET) – Garden to Cafeteria: Successes, Challenges and Models from Across the U.S.

If you have ever encountered challeges getting your school garden produce into the lunchroom, you won’t want to miss this webinar provided by Slow Food USA. This month, they will be discussing the concept of Garden to Cafeteria (GTC). According to the Slow Food USA website, a GTC program can serve as an incredible educational opportunity for students and greatly contribute to changing a school food culture. However, successfully implementing a GTC program requires planning around food safety, proper training, and partnership development. Slow Food USA will describe their successes working with the county health department and food service to develop a robust GTC program in Denver, CO, and will highlight other exciting models from across the U.S.

Guest presenters:
Kyla Van Deusen, Program Manager for Captain Planet Foundation’s Project Learning Garden
Bang Tran, FoodCorps Service Member for Captain Planet Foundation in Atlanta, GA
Drew Thomas, School Garden Coordinator for Chicago Public Schools
Tristana Pirkl, Grant Programs Manager, Whole Kids Foundation

On Thursday June 23, 2016 at 3 PM ET
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The webinar is open to the public and will be recorded and available at

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