Thinking Outside the Planter Box:
Growing Your School and Community Gardens

This session is 
designed to provide participants with the knowledge and resources to plan, develop, and sustain an edible school or community garden. This training will include a tour of a school garden at an elementary school and a presentation on winter vegetable gardening from the UC Master Gardeners! Please make sure to wear comfortable clothes, shoes, hat, as the afternoon portion of this training will be outdoors at a garden site.

Who should attend?
All SNAP-Ed Local Implementing Agencies, sub-contractors, and State Implementing Agencies.

Learning Objectives:
During this training participants will learn how to:

  • Recall the history of community gardens and explain the role of SNAP-Ed implementing agencies
  • Develop strategies to sub-grantees in building diverse and inclusive school and community garden
  • Identify resources for garden-based nutrition education curricula
  • Plan and design a community garden that will be beneficial to your community 
  • Describe how to connect with additional resources and funding
  • Describe strategies and activities that make a gardening program sustainable

Training Dates:

September 26, 2017 

8:45am – 3:00pm

Norton Buffalo Hall
5704 Chapel Drive
Paradise, CA 95969


Click here to register!

If you have any specific questions about the Thinking Outside the Planter Box training, please contact Michael Beccarelli, at

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