Regional School Garden Summit, October 13th, 2018
Making connections between social justice and school gardening
Each year, DC Greens hosts a Regional School Garden Summit. The goal of the Summit is to nurture the emerging tri-state network of nonprofits, schools, and government agencies interested in capacity and network building around school gardens by providing a space to learn, share best practices and make new connections. This year's summit focuses on making connections between social justice and school garden work. The summit is October 13th, with two optional field trips on the 12th and 14th.
**We are limited to 100 spots and the cost for attendees is $79. This fee covers about half of paying the presenters and faciliatators, attendee tote bags filled with books and resource materials, meals and snacks, and the site fee. DC Greens raises the rest. We appreciate your helping cover a portion of these costs. However, we do not want this fee to be a barrier for anyone. If it is, please use the code "Free" when paying for yout tickets and the fee will be waived.** REGISTER HERE!
Friday October 12th, 2-4pm SCHOOL GARDEN PROGRAM TOUR (OPTIONAL)
Visit Seaton Elementary, Cardozo High School and Yu-Ying Public Charter School.
Friday October 12th, 4-6pm OPENING RECEPTION ON THE K STREET FARM (OPTIONAL)
Enjoy drinks, a light dinner, and informal time to connect to summit participants on the K Street Farm
Saturday October 13th, 9am-6pm REGIONAL SCHOOL GARDEN SUMMIT
Immerse yourself in a day of deep thinking, connection, collaboration and resource sharing. Leave with a beautiful tote bag filled with books and resources. This years speakers and facilitators include:
Myeasha Taylor, Dreaming Out Loud
Pastor Heber Brown, Black Church Food Security Network
Ronnie Webb, The Green Scheme
Trista Grigsby, Virginia Department of Education
April Martin, Real School Gardens
Abdu'l-Karim Ewing-Boyd, Elsie-Whitlow Stokes Public Charter School
Julia Metzger-Traber, Potomac Vegetable Farm
Violet King, Dreaming Out Loud
Xavier Brown, Soilful City
This year's summit schedule at a glance:
8:30 - 9am Registration, coffee and breakfast snacks
9 - 9:30am Whole group centering activity
9:45 - 10am Welcome and keynote
10 - 10:30am Multi-topic short plenary speakers
10:45 - 12pm Multi-topic small group discussions
12 - 12:30pm Nourishing scratch-cooked lunch
12:30 - 1pm Poster presentations
1:15 - 2:45 Facilitated group activities
3:00 - 4:00 Planning time by region/county/ward
4:00 - 4:30 Share out and closing
4:30 - 6pm Closing reception (drinks and snacks) on the Farm at Kelly Miller
Sunday October 14th, 10-2pm FARM FIELD TRIP TO POTOMAC VEGETABLE FARM (OPTIONAL)
Ground yourself - literally - in a day on the farm. Learn about the innovative programming being developed at Potomac vegetable Farm in Purcelleville, VA. Shadow a farm field trip and dive even deeper into some of the topics discussed at Saturday's summit, through activities and small groups discussions. Enjoy and farm fresh lunch and more time to network!
CALL FOR POSTER SUBMISSIONS - DUE on September 30th
The Summit Planning Committee invites you to submit a proposal for poster presentations at the 2018 Regional School Garden Summit Summit. This year the summit will consist of an extended plenary, small group discussions and larger group activities. In order to provide a forum for sharing innovative programming around a variety of topics, we are including a poster session. A list of topics that will be addressed at the summit are below. Participants will have time throughout the day to peruse the poster area. Particular topics of interest are listed below. The call is open to educators, administrators, food service providers, non-profits and government agencies in the Chesapeake Region.
Poster submissions must include the following:
Poster Category (Select one primary focus, and make note of any other areas that would be covered by the poster as a secondary focus)
Entrepreneurship/career and technical education
Garden to cafeteria
Please fill out THIS FORM, which will capture the above information. If you have trouble with the form, you may also email the above information to email@example.com. Forms and emails must be submitted by 5:00 PM EST September 30th, 2018. You will be notified by email the week of October 1st if your submission has been accepted. All accepted poster authors must attend the summit and your registration fees will be waived.
Posters must include photographs and text and be either tri-fold and stand on a table (we will provide tables) or sit on an easel (you must provide easel).
Please direct all questions concerning this call for poster abstracts to Sarah Holway at firstname.lastname@example.org 202.320.4996