The newest opportunity from the Iowa Farm to School & Early Care Coalition is coming soon! We’ve enjoyed being a part of this group as it grows and offers more resources for area schools and communities. I’m proud to say that I’ll be working more closely with them this year, serving as Co-coordinator with Suzy Wilson of the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Gardening with Kids Virtual Meet-ups are monthly opportunities for K-12 school and early childhood educators to:
- Share teaching and gardening ideas
- Build their networks
- Ask questions
- Better serve their students
The five meet-ups are open to school and childcare staff, classroom teachers, early care providers, nutrition educators, wellness team members, food service directors, and community partners. At each meeting, an educator will talk about a success story in their setting for 10 minutes. Then participants have time to ask questions, discuss and network.
February 2, 2023| Indoor Gardening in the Winter, 3:30-4pm
March 2, 2023| Incorporating the Garden into Your Curriculum, 3:30-4pm
April 6, 2023| All About Pollinators, 3:30-4pm
May 4, 2023| Caring for the School Garden in the Summer, 3:30-4pm