Description: This training, created in conjunction with School Garden Network, applies trauma-informed principles to youth garden education through self-paced content and live Zoom sessions. Topics include teaching strategies in garden settings and establishing the garden as a space for healing and community collaboration. As part of this training, participants will create an implementation plan for their garden program and network with other garden educators during live sessions. It is highly recommended that participants have completed a previous Leah’s Pantry trauma-informed training, although optional content is included for participants without prior trauma-informed nutrition training.
Audience: Garden Educators, Classroom Teachers, and Volunteers who play a role in youth garden education
Training Delivery and Dates: This training includes self-paced content (videos, reflection activities, and readings) and instructor-led Zoom sessions. Registered participants will need to complete approximately 30 minutes of self-paced work prior to the first live session on 11/2. Key dates are as follows:
- Online Course Opens: October 15
- Required Zoom Kick-off: November 2, 2021 10am-12pm PT
- Optional Debrief Session: November 30, 2021 10am-12pm PT
- Final day to access to course material: December 31, 2021
Total Training Time: Approximately five hours (2 hours of live sessions and 3 hours of self-paced work)
Note for CalFresh Healthy Living Participants: To activate the discount, CFHL agencies must be registered as a partner. Once registered, click the CalFresh Healthy Living logo under Partner Resources to reveal the promo code.