The Edible Academy Summer Workshop


for Teachers & Garden Educators

Two-day workshop | June 20 & 21, 2018 | Gregory-Lincoln Education Center 

Email us to be notified of other classes here.

For more info, download the flyer or view a short video from 2016 workshop.

See 2017 photos here.

The Edible Academy workshop provides educators, youth garden coordinators and parents with hands-on lessons, techniques and curriculum for using your school garden and Outdoor Classroom as exciting educational tools. Participants will explore lessons in gardening and culinary arts that support TEKS objectives in the core subjects . . . making learning memorable and tasty too!

The Edible Academy builds upon our professional development class, Learning in the Outdoor Classroom and enables us to reach more teachers, parents, students and schools. Workshop participants earn 12 CPEs.

Edible education is a way for kids to become in touch with where their food comes from and actually be able to grow, harvest, eat and cook it. They learn all of that, but more importantly it's about teaching them how to take ownership of their own health.

— Kellie Karavias, Culinary Arts Educator
— Gregory Lincoln Education Center


Edible Education  Growing a Solution to a Bigger Issue!

Numerous studies show that children will try new foods, make healthier food choices and remain more active when involved in a school garden. The surging interest in school gardens has shown a need for professional development in gardening techniques that merge with standard curriculum. By "training the trainer," all schools that desire a campus garden will have personnel equipped to teach in and manage a garden.

While Houston far exceeds the national average on issues related to food insecurity and obesity, an astonishing 20% of Houstonians live in food deserts — communities that lack access to healthy fruits and vegetables (USDA). Overall, 19% of Houstonians and 25% of Houston's children do not know where they will find their next meal (Houston Food Bank) while a staggering 1-in-2 children in low-income Houston communities are obese (Healthy Living Matters).

Growing food changes lives . . . one garden at a time!

Dig in to Gardening at the Cultivated Classroom!
Dig in with us for volunteer time in the Cultivated Classroom. We we will have seasonal planting demonstrations, weed pullin', veggie harvestin' and compost turnin' . . . a great familiy activity for all ages!
Groups of five or more, please email to reserve a spot. Space is limited! 
Where: Gregory-Lincoln Education Center

1101 Taft St, 77019

Dress: Closed toe shoes, hat and bring a refillable water bottle.

When: Feb 10, April 14, and May 12

Time: 9AM-12PM