Florida School Garden Leadership Training Series (2022-2023)

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Florida School Garden Leadership Training Series (2022-2023)

A training and networking experience to equip Florida school garden leaders for success!

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Florida Agriculture in the Classroom and UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program are excited to continue hosting a series of virtual and in-person School Garden Leadership Trainings for the 2022/2023 school year. This training and networking experience is designed for Florida school garden leaders of all levels to build gardening confidence, foster collaboration among stakeholders, and strengthen garden programs for long-term success.

Did you attend sessions with us last year? Continue to grow with us as we explore new content and expand on foundational concepts for school garden sustainability.

Two virtual webinar sessions will take place online via Zoom on (Thursday, Sept 29 - **Postponed due to Hurricane Ian**) and Thursday, Dec 1 from 3:30-5:00 pm EST. Interactive session content will encompass the first hour and 15 minutes, with the last 15 minutes (unrecorded) dedicated to networking and answering attendees’ questions.



Join us as we offer strategies for managing your school garden program this season. Together we will learn how to hold a successful tasting event or harvest celebration with students during the school year.

  • Foundations for a Sustainable School Garden Program; Growing your Garden Team with Student Engagement; Goal Setting; Kid Approved Garden Crops; Planning a Harvest Party or Classroom Tasting Event

Thurs, Dec 1 | Webinar #2

  • Fall Harvest Tips; Food Safety; Cooking and Eating from the Garden with Students; Nutrition Education Lessons; Integrating the Garden into School Culture; Group Harvest: Event Planning Ideas + Group Sharing

Can't attend both webinars? All sessions will be recorded for future viewing on our YouTube Channel. Professional Development and CEU Credits are available after each session. Educators located outside of Florida are welcome to attend.

To register, please click on the red 'Register' button. For questions or assistance with the registration process, contact Tiffany@agtag.org or call 352-846-1391.



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For more information visit the FAITC webpage or Register below!

In-person workshops will include hands-on gardening skills, modeling of school garden curricula, and interactive components to help grow your leadership skills. Participants will leave with a variety of educational resources for your garden and school classroom, including FAITC curricula books and the UF/IFAS Extension Grow To Learn Guide. Workshops are intended to strengthen local community and will include time for networking as well as enjoying food tastings together.


  • Miami | Dec 2022 | Location: Fairchild Botanical Garden | Registration FULL - A second Miami workshop will be held this Fall! More details and registration coming soon.
  • Cape Coral | Sat, Dec 10, 2022 | Location: Island Coast Highschool | REGISTER HERE
  • Sarasota | Date TBA, 2022 | Location: UF/IFAS Extension at Sarasota County | Registration coming soon!



  • Leon | Date TBA Winter 2022 | Location: TBA

We encourage educators and school garden professionals from surrounding school districts to attend workshops.

Length will vary from half-day to full-day workshops. See individual registration for details. CEU's are available. All workshops are free and open to educators, volunteers, and school garden support professionals.

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This series is brought to you by Florida Agriculture in the Classroom and the University of Florida IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program. We are proud to partner with educators, producers, state agencies, and school garden support organizations throughout the state of Florida. CONTACT US if you're interested in participating as a speaker or featuring your school garden story in this series!

Florida Agriculture in the Classroom (FAITC) is a statewide non-profit organization that connects kids to healthy food and Florida agriculture through educational resources, teacher professional development, garden grants, and other farm to school programming. FAITC has a vision to ensure every student in PreK-12 education is aware of and appreciates agriculture and natural resources in Florida. FAITC is committed to offering technical assistance safely to schools via in-person visits and remotely during the 2022-2023 school year.

UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program (FNP) works across Florida to help limited-resource families access more nutritious food choices on a budget and adopt healthier eating and physical activity habits to reduce the risk of obesity and chronic disease. As one of Florida's SNAP-Ed providers, FNP offers direct nutrition education, technical assistance, and garden funding to schools with 50% or more Free/Reduced Lunch status.

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