2019 Edible Academy Summer Workshop

 

for Teachers & Garden Educators


Three-day workshop | June 18-20, 2019 | Gregory-Lincoln Education Center 

For more info, download the flyer. Sign up for the class here.

Edible Academy Promo 2019 from Urban Harvest on Vimeo.

Urban Harvest's 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: Cultivating the Outdoor Classroom builds upon our professional development series and enables us to include more teachers, parents, students and schools in participating in outdoor education. 
 
Workshop Includes:
  • Hands-on Garden Instruction

  • Garden Class Demonstration

  • Lunch on Days 1 & 2

  • School Garden Tours w/Transportation

  • Edible Academy Notebook w/Lessons & Resources

  • Edible Academy Giveaways!

  • Workshop participants earn 15 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

 

Why should you attend?
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 whether or not they partner with Urban Harvest.

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!

 

 

FEATURED SCHOOL GARDEN

Kids Market Day!

at Gregory-Lincoln Education Center-PVA

Our Kid-grown, kid-sold market will be held this year on Saturday, March 23, 2019.

 
This farmers market will be run entirely by kids and students.  All proceeds are sown back into the school gardens and culinary programs to promote experiential learning opportunities for students. 
 
Where: Gregory-Lincoln Education Center

1101 Taft St, 77019

When:  Saturday, 3/23/19   

Time: 10:00AM-12Noon