webinars

Since 2017, we’ve organized school garden leaders to virtually share
their expertise and lessons with other leaders. 

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Upcoming Webinars and Virtual Gatherings

We seek to provide webinars or virtual gatherings led by your school garden peers about once a month. To be notified of future webinars, sign up for our email list

Recording Library

Browse our recordings of all previous webinars. Each page has links to any relevant resources. Utilize the tags below to search by category.

Growing School Gardens Summit Webinar Series

Bring the learnings of the April 2022 Growing School Gardens Summit home with this six month webinar series, featuring a variety of presentations from the Summit. September 21 – GROW & PRESERVE FOOD USING NGSS/STEAM October 19 – GSG SUMMIT LIGHTNING TALKS November 16 – SUSTAINABLE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK FOR YOUR SGSO January

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Member Onboarding Webinar

Webinar Archive Member Onboarding Webinar – May 18, 2022 Learn all about the SGSO Network and what it means to be a member! Good for brand new members or for people who want to learn how to get more involved in the Network.  Be sure to check out our SGSO Network Membership

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Drip Irrigation Training

Webinar Archive DRIP IRRIGATION TRAINING – APRIL 6, 2022 Drip Irrigation Systems can save time, conserve water, and enhance ease and health of your school garden plants. This webinar from the University of Arizona Community and School Garden Program shows how to set up and manage a simple drip irrigation system,

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What Makes School Gardens Thrive?

Webinar Archive WHAT MAKES SCHOOL GARDENS THRIVE – MARCH 24, 2022 Learn about two key pieces of research on indicators of building successful school garden programs by Associate Professor Jaimie Davis of UT Austin and Assistant Professor Kate Burt of Lehman College at the City University of New York. Jaimie

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Regional School Garden Support Models – Virtual Gathering

Webinar Archive REGIONAL SCHOOL GARDEN SUPPORT MODELS  NOVEMBER 17, 2021 Are you seeking ways to more effectively support a large or larger number of school gardens? We will discuss activities that regional support organizations provide and share a framework to enhance your work supporting multiple school gardens. In preparation for

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School Food Service & School Gardens

Webinar Archive SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE AND SCHOOL GARDENS  Hear how school gardens can be intertwined with the work of school nutrition programs. We will share case studies related to school food service program funding and staffing support of school gardens, garden to cafeteria programs, and policies to support school gardening

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Funding & Sustainability Solution Session

This peer-to-peer coaching session will start with an overview of the Funding Promising Practices and then we’ll divide into small breakouts to explore specific challenges related to sustainably funding your school garden program(s) and potential solutions.

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Strategic Plan Town Hall

In the spring of 2021 the SGSO Network completed their strategic planning process. From membership surveys to focus groups and 1-1 calls to a series of deep dive full-day sessions, members have helped shape our 1-year and 3-year goals. This video highlights where we have been, an overview of our strategic planning process, and avenues for engagement

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Sustaining School Gardens

This webinar aims to support SGSO staff to increase their organization’s capacity to sustain and create well-integrated garden programs; share examples, tools and resources; and connect with other SGSO leaders to hear stories of success and challenges along the way.

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Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education

What is Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education (CRSE), and how can we apply this CRSE approach in school garden education? In this presentation, originally delivered as part of the 2021 SGSO Leadership Institute, Denita White, Manager of Equity Content for Tulsa Public Schools, shares a CRSE framework, shows examples from real students and teachers, and then invites participants to consider how this lens could be applied to their work.

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Bringing Social Emotional Learning & Mindfulness Education To Your Work

we will look at how an understanding of trauma, mindfulness and SEL can help us to manage stress while nurturing the scientifically proven “protective factors” that help prevent and manage trauma and mental health issues both for ourselves and our students. We will specifically learn about the brain science of stress, and practice mindfulness techniques you can teach to your students.

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En Español: Enfoques, Retos Y Éxitos De Los Huertos Educativos: Experiencias Iberoamericanas

Este primer webinar en español del SGSO es una co-presentación con su red hermana, la Red Internacional de Huertos Educativos, la RIHE (redhuertos.org, FB: redhuertos), Compartiremos aprendizajes desde las 11 años de construcción de la RIHE, y coordinadores de programas integrantes de la Red en España, Uruguay, Puerto Rico y México nos hablarán de sus motivaciones, estrategias, retos y logros. ¡Queremos escuchar tus propuestas para más actividades en español!

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Classroom Management in the Garden

In this webinar, we will explore classroom management strategies specifically in the garden setting and the importance they play in creating a successful and sustainable school garden program.

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District-Run School Garden Programs

This webinar features district-run school garden program directors from a medium and large school districts sharing their experience and expertise in launching and maintaining district run garden programs.

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Volunteer Management & Community Support Webinar

Join us as we discuss a few ways in which we have involved the community from regular maintenance with families, weekly volunteer hours, to large work days. We will discuss some of our favorite ways to get people out and excited, ideas for managing large volunteer groups, how to engage consistent volunteers, and help keep your garden looking good.

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Crowdfunding for School Gardens

In this webinar we will explore the concept of crowdfunding which is a term broadly used to describe fundraising efforts focused on raising smaller amounts of money from large numbers of people frequently through online and social media efforts.

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Garden To Cafeteria Toolkit

A webinar that will introduce the new Garden to Cafeteria Toolkit from Slow Food USA and Whole Kids Foundation and describe the ongoing support for Food Service Departments provided by Slow Food USA.

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Build our Webinar Program

A core component of our Network is peer-to-peer learning. Our webinars and virtual gatherings provide the platform for you – the school garden leaders – to share your expertise with others.

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Partner Webinars

Our partners also have a wealth of resources. 

Kids Gardening

Learn all about the SGSO Network and what it means to be a member! There will be plenty of time for Q&A as well as time to receive your ideas on how the SGSO Network can best support you. Good for brand new members or for people who want to learn how to get more involved in the Network. In the meantime, check out our Membership page.

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Children and Nature Network Webinar Series

Learn all about the SGSO Network and what it means to be a member! There will be plenty of time for Q&A as well as time to receive your ideas on how the SGSO Network can best support you. Good for brand new members or for people who want to learn how to get more involved in the Network. In the meantime, check out our Membership page.

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USDA Farm to School Community Food Systems Webinars

Learn all about the SGSO Network and what it means to be a member! There will be plenty of time for Q&A as well as time to receive your ideas on how the SGSO Network can best support you. Good for brand new members or for people who want to learn how to get more involved in the Network. In the meantime, check out our Membership page.

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National Farm to School Resources

Learn all about the SGSO Network and what it means to be a member! There will be plenty of time for Q&A as well as time to receive your ideas on how the SGSO Network can best support you. Good for brand new members or for people who want to learn how to get more involved in the Network. In the meantime, check out our Membership page.

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North American Association of Environmental Educators

Learn all about the SGSO Network and what it means to be a member! There will be plenty of time for Q&A as well as time to receive your ideas on how the SGSO Network can best support you. Good for brand new members or for people who want to learn how to get more involved in the Network. In the meantime, check out our Membership page.

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Whole Kids Foundation Webinar Channel

Learn all about the SGSO Network and what it means to be a member! There will be plenty of time for Q&A as well as time to receive your ideas on how the SGSO Network can best support you. Good for brand new members or for people who want to learn how to get more involved in the Network. In the meantime, check out our Membership page.

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Slow Food USA School Garden Program

Learn all about the SGSO Network and what it means to be a member! There will be plenty of time for Q&A as well as time to receive your ideas on how the SGSO Network can best support you. Good for brand new members or for people who want to learn how to get more involved in the Network. In the meantime, check out our Membership page.

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Life Lab Webinars

Learn all about the SGSO Network and what it means to be a member! There will be plenty of time for Q&A as well as time to receive your ideas on how the SGSO Network can best support you. Good for brand new members or for people who want to learn how to get more involved in the Network. In the meantime, check out our Membership page.

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EdWeb School Garden Community

Learn all about the SGSO Network and what it means to be a member! There will be plenty of time for Q&A as well as time to receive your ideas on how the SGSO Network can best support you. Good for brand new members or for people who want to learn how to get more involved in the Network. In the meantime, check out our Membership page.

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