Event Picks: for School Gardeners

Communities thrive on storytelling, skill sharing, and nurturing. Home to young and old, the people in communities are always from learning from one another. At Slow Food, we encourage everyone to go back to their roots and play in the dirt. By supporting volunteers, gardeners, and teachers, we work with you to learn about growing, cooking, and enjoying food with younger generations. The School Garden Program aims to teach children about the world of food and farming while also bringing communities closer together.

The garden is a place of life, a hub of resources, a haven to experience nature and learn how we can interact with it. Whether it’s dirt under your nails or grass stains on your knees, school gardens are a place to both learn and grow. We take Slow Food Nations as an opportunity to make our ideas, programs, and curriculum on school gardens available to you. This year’s theme is Where Tradition Meets Innovation, and school gardens embody the new and the old coming together perfectly. We invite you to grow with us, and check out this schedule of school garden-related events below.

Thursday, 7/18

Farm to School Lunch

Engaging Communities
July 18, 2019, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Let’s come together friends, old and new, to find joy in eating a delicious meal from the Community Table Farm! School garden educators, edible education leaders, and school lunch policy-makers will delight in discussions surrounding good, clean and fair food. Farmer Andy Nowak will serve up pulled pork sandwiches and farm-fresh salads, along with a […]

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Friday, 7/19

Leader Summit

Come shape the future of the food movement! The Slow Food Leader Summit is an important annual gathering of Food Movement leaders.

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Saturday, 7/20

School Gardens Rock

Biodiversity Matters
July 20, 2019, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

We'll dig deeper to sustain School Gardens with Tradition and Innovation! School garden leaders, supporters, and parents unite! School garden pros from across the Slow Food network are gathering to explore curricula and best practices developed by the Slow Food School Garden Network.

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Inspiring Taste Buds for Slow Food

Biodiversity Matters, Dig into Farms, Health + Wellness
July 20, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Get your kids excited about fruits and vegetables! When kids have positive associations with fruits and vegetables, it can shape their diet for years to come. This session is an example of how Slow Food brings its School Garden Curriculum to kids across America.

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Sunday, 7/21

Garden to Tacos

Dig into Farms, Health + Wellness
July 21, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Take summer's bounty and craft it into delightful tacos alongside Slow Food Denver's "Cooking from the Garden" instructors. The fruits of the garden will be chopped into salsas, the vegetables into slaws and every child will get to roll out their own tortillas.

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