Garden Grant Funded Outdoor and Garden Classrooms

July 6, 2021

When most Central Oregon schools were closed back in November due to COVID-19, we didn’t know if any teacher was going to apply for our annual garden grants. But when the deadline came and went, we were thrilled to see more applications than ever before. We worked with local partners to fully fund a majority […]

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Springing into the Garden

May 14, 2021

Summer is almost here, and that means busy things for our Garden for Every School team. While our work with schools is quickly wrapping up, our on site learning garden is just taking off. Here are some highlights from this past interesting school year and a sneak peek ahead. What We’ve Been Up To Farm […]

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Garden Educator Network Virtual Event

March 10, 2021

Hear from 2 local teachers sharing how they continued garden-based learning virtually last spring and in-person this fall. Come with your Covid-19 related questions and concerns. There will be time for Q&A and general resource and idea sharing.

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Record Garden Grants Awarded as Outdoor Classrooms Become Essential During Covid-19

February 1, 2021

We are excited to announce the recipients of our 2020/2021 school year garden grant awards. Due to an unprecedented number of grant applications and funding amount needs, we secured an additional $5,000 from partners to be able to distribute almost $15,000 to support 13 outdoor classroom and school garden projects in Central Oregon. Local educators […]

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School Gardens as Outdoor Classrooms During COVID Times

October 29, 2020

Schools have gardens for different reasons: to bolster academic achievement through hands on experiential education; to increase nutrition by exposing kids to healthy food choices; or to meet the social emotional  needs of individual students. Whatever a school’s reason to have a garden, this year that garden has the potential to serve not just as […]

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Our Growing Garden Team

August 31, 2020

After two years as a FoodCorps Service Member, we’re excited to announce that Tracy Ryan has joined our staff as a Garden & Nutrition Educator! Thanks in part to the Oregon Department of Education Farm to School Grant, we’re expanding our garden team for the upcoming school year. Tracy served at Three Rivers School in […]

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Reflecting on our Spring Garden Pivot

June 12, 2020

When schools initially shut down due to COVID-19, I thought we were just getting a longer spring break. I even created a list of “things to do over our long spring break”, which included kitchen dance parties, making play-doh from scratch, virtual museum tours, and nature days. We scratched off some of those things in […]

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Garden and Nutrition Activities To Do at Home: Living Necklace

April 7, 2020

Victory Gardens are making a comeback, locally and all over country. OSU Extensions’s Online Vegetable Gardening Course (currently offerred for free) has over 17,000  people signed up. Seed catalog companies are posting notices that they’ve been overwhelmed with orders and to be patient on getting yours. When everything feels out of control, as it does […]

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Another FoodCorps Year in the Books!

July 17, 2019

FoodCorps is a nationwide organization under the AmeriCorps umbrella. Service members are in 18 states working to connect kids to healthy food in school. Their work focuses on three areas of service: hands on learning, healthy school meals, and supporting a school wide culture of health. Here in Oregon, our service member, Tracy Ryan, was […]

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Garden Educator Network: Spring Lessons in the School Garden

April 25, 2019

Our Spring Garden Educator Network Event will be a short workshop with local gardener and author, Kaci Rae Christopher, whose first book, The School Garden Curriculum, will be published in April! This workshop will go over some of her favorite spring garden lessons with kids.

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