2019 Edible Academy Summer Workshop
for Teachers & Garden Educators
Three-day workshop | June 18-20, 2019 | Gregory-Lincoln Education Center
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!
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!