National Children and Youth Garden Symposium

The American Horticultural Society invites you to join them in Austin, Texas for the 2015 National Children & Youth Garden Symposium (NCYGS), with local co-hosts the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the International Junior Master Gardener Program.

NCYGS is the only national event of its kind where you can network with like-minded teachers, garden designers, community leaders, program coordinators, and others involved with connecting kids to the natural world.  NCYGS 2015 attendees will be able to:

Visit the symposium site for more information:

California Farm to School Conference

The first ever California Farm to School Conference will bring together Farm to School stakeholders from all regions, and from a broad cross-section of school foodservice, educators, parents, farmers, distributors, and government and nonprofit allies around a central theme of “Connecting.Growing.Leading.”  The conference will span three days, including one day of tours and a short course, and will also have a fun and delicious Taste of Farm to School Reception catered by the heroes of the California Farm to School movement.

Visit the California Farm to School conference site here: to register.


A Garden In Every School Symposium

Network with like-minded teachers, parents, garden designers, community leaders, school garden coordinators, and others involved with helping kids make the connection between food, health and the environment. By encouraging and supporting a garden in every school, we create opportunities for our children to discover fresh food, to make healthier food choices and to become better nourished.

  • Workshops
  • Success Stories
  • Best Practices
  • Panel Discussions
  • Information Booths
  • Delicious Food

Download a Tentative Schedule for Symposium

At The Met Sacramento, 810 V Street | Parking is limited.  We suggest carpooling or bike riding
Price: $60 for the weekend (includes a light breakfast, lunch and snacks on both days).  We do not offer a one day price.

A Garden in Every School SymposiumLearn more and register for the 2015 Symposium

Soul Food Farm’s FarmSchool: Grazing On Grasslands 101

On March 1st, 2015, Soul Food Farm will present an exciting conference on revitalizing the world’s damaged grasslands and the key role cattle grazing plays in its success highlighting speakers Allan Savory, grassland ecosystem pioneer and founder of both the Savory Institute and the Africa Centre for Holistic Management and  Nicolette Hahn Niman, former environmental attorney, sustainable food and farming expert, and author of “Righteous Porkchop” and the just released “Defending Beef.”

Purchase tickets for this event and find out more about the event here:Soul Food Farms

Slow Food California Leaders Meeting

It’s Local, It’s Regional, It’s National, It’s International! It’s Slow Food in Sacramento
Slow Food Sacramento is hosting the Slow Food California Leaders meeting March 29-30 in Sacramento.
In connection with that meeting for leaders from around the state, we are opening three activities to Slow Food Sacramento members and their friends – (1) a school garden workshop, (2) the new Slow Food Story documentary, and (3) a mixer at Magpie Café.

See the rest of the Slow Food California Events website for more information: Slow Food Sacramento March Events Calendar