School Gardens & Farm-Based Education

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Learn and share ideas, resources, and best practices with other network members across Washington State about school gardening. School gardeners, farm-based educators, non-profits, and resource providers share ideas, questions, challenges, and solutions with each other to help advance work around the state on increasing local foods in K-12 school cafeterias.

This Community of Practice (CoP) consists of an email list with members statewide, and the opportunity to participate in regular conference calls with other members on topics related to school gardening and farm-based learning.

COVID-19 School Closure Response & Adaptation with COVID-19

Email Listserv
Network members can email all members of the School Gardens & Farm-Based Education Community of Practice by sending a message to this email address:

Conference Calls
Below are the upcoming and past conference call schedule.

Upcoming calls:

  • February 23, 2021: 3:30-5:30 (stay tuned to the email list for login details)

Past calls:

Lead Organization(s):  Tilth Alliance (Statewide), Common Threads Farm (Whatcom Co)

Check out the statewide Americorps food & garden educator team launched by Common Threads in 2018! This was an early outcome of the Washington State Farm to School Network organizing.

What roles do various school and community partners play in school gardens? Check out this School Gardens Partnership resource from Network member Walla Walla Valley Farm to School outlining common garden partners and their garden roles.

Find school gardens near you with this OSPI map of school gardens statewide:

Current School Gardens & Farm-Based Education Community of Practice Network Members:

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