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Annual Meeting
1st Annual Oregon School Garden Summit
Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Network Annual Meeting

Tuesday November 19, 2013
9:00 am-4:00pm
Oregon 4H Center
5390 4-H Road NW in Salem

Directions MS-Word (not wise to rely soley on cell phone GPS, coverage can be spotty!)

9am-4:30 pm Meeting
4:30-5:00 pm Optional networking time
4:45-5:30 pm School Garden Summit planners’ meeting (tentatively set for this time)

*UPDATED 11/21/2013:*
9:00-9:30 Check in
9:30-10:00 Welcome, agenda review, introductions, and intro to OFSSGN
10:00-10:30 Show and Tell from Oregon Programs/Projects:
OSU EXT Hood River PDF
Marion Polk Food Share PDF
Lebanon School Gardens PDF
Rogue Valley F2S PDF
Schoolyard Farms video and website
10:30-10:45 HEAL Cities
10:45-10:50 After School Meal and Snack Program grants   (click on "Special Grants")
10:50-11:00 Policy PDF -Kasandra Griffin
11:00-11:15 Break for celebration and networking
11:15-12:10 Updates from State Agencies
ODA PDF Michelle Markestyn Ratcliffe
ODE PDF Rick Sherman
OSU Extension PDF Maureen Hosty
12:10-12:15 School garden summit information (see info to the right-->)
12:15 -1:00 Group photo (see below) followed by lunch and networking
1:00-1:20 Update from USDA Pt 1 PDF Pt 2 PDF
1:20-1:35 National Farm to School Network PDF  Stacey and Megan
1:35-1:50 Oregon Farm to Preschool PDF Workgroup
1:50-2:00 Curriculum PDF Workgroup
2:00-2:15 Announce new OFSSGN Steering Committee members PDF and select lead staff
2:15-2:30 Break for networking
2:30-3:30 OFSSGN goals, member survey results and small group activity
3:30-4:00 Report back from groups and next steps
4:00-4:15 Discussion about Inclusivity (school gardens, F2S and geographic) (if time)
School gardens and Farm to School
How to include stakeholders from all parts of the state
4:15-4:30 Wrap up and meeting ends
4:30-5:00 Optional networking time
4:45-5:30 For SG Summit planning

We look forward to seeing you next year!

Megan Kemple
Farm to School Program Director, Willamette Farm and Food Coalition
Oregon State Lead, National Farm to School Network
150 Shelton McMurphey Blvd. Suite 102 Eugene, OR 97401
megan@lanefood.org eMail
http://www.lanefood.org/farmtoschool.php 541-344-4329 office
541-225-8807 cell

This Year's Annual Meeting at the 4H Center
flyer image

Click HERE PDF for printable, two-page flyer with agenda

Oregon School Garden Summit Resource Packet PDF

Monday, January 13th, 2014
Oregon 4-H Center
5390 4-H Road NW, Salem
MS-Word (not wise to rely soley on cell phone GPS, coverage can be spotty!)

There are 499 school gardens currently in place in Oregon. This event is being designed to help them all be more effective and sustainable.

Please join us for a fun day of information, networking, and planning about how to make your school garden thrive, and to identify what additional resources you would need to "take it to the next level." The official mission statement of the day is "Provide inspiration, resources, and networking for existing school garden practitioners, plus gather input for next year and next steps toward system change."

Future year's events may include folks wanting to start school gardens, but this first Summit is intended to provide support for folks *already* doing school garden work.

The meeting will be held at the Oregon 4-H Conference and Education Center property, just 8 miles from downtown Salem, Oregon, in the Eola Hills. The center is located in a beautiful and peaceful setting and includes 325 acres of mixed forests, meadows, and ponds with plenty of trails for walking and exploring nature. The main sessions of the meeting was held in the newly built John Gray Education Hall, which includes the large meeting area and smaller break out rooms.

Optional inexpensive lodging available on site. Please refer to above flyer.

  NOTE: We will update presentations from the conference here. Will update frequently, check back often!
7:45-8:30 Check in & Registration
8:30 - 9:15 Welcome & Opening Remarks

for best results, you might have to view with Quicktime. Download it HERE
9:30 - 10:45 Workshops: Session 1
A. Curriculum Resources for the School Garden:
Oregon Ag in the Clasroom VIDEO Media Player(presentation PDF)
Place-Based Education VIDEO Media Player (presentation PDF)
NOTES for both MS-Word
B. Moving Food from Garden to Cafeteria PDF NOTES PDF
C. Engaging Adults in the School Garden PDF NOTES Word Document
D. Collaborative Development of Garden Policies
  (pt 1 PDF) (pt 2 PDF) (pt 3 PDF)NOTES PDF
11:00 - 12:00 "Table-Hopping" Small Group Discussions
  • Composting on Campus
  • Selling Garden Produce
  • Working with Administrators
  • School Wellness through Gardens
  • Greenhouses and Hoop Houses
  • Pest Management
Noon - 1:00 Lunch   (Provided)
1:15 - 2:30 Workshops: Session 2
A. Growing Throughout the Year PDFNOTES PDF
B. Fundraising and Storytelling (pt 1 PDF)(pt 2 PDF)NOTES MS-Word
C. Developing integrated Site-Based Programs (pt. 1 PDF) (pt. 2 PDF)NOTES MS-Word
D. Engaging all learners in the School Garden PDFNOTES PDFPresentation Pt2 PDF
2:45 - 4:00 Creating our Future: A Focused Conversation about Next Steps
4:00 - 4:30 Closing Remarks / FFA Student VIDEO Media Player
4:30-5:30 Reception
Miscellaneous items and Resources:
Discussion Board PDF/Parking Lot
Large Group Focused Conversation PDF
Small Group Facilitated Discussion PDF

This event is being planned by a coalition of organizations and individuals including but not limited to: The Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Network, Upstream Public Health, Growing Gardens, School Garden Project of Lane County, Linda Colwell of Eat*Think*Grow, Independence Gardens, Portland Public Schools, Oregon State University Extension, Greg Dardis of Marylhurst University, Sybil Kelley of Portland State University, Oregon Department of Education, and Oregon Department of Agriculture.

  • Rick Sherman Email    (503) 947-5863
    Child Nutrition Program - Nutrition Specialist

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