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Chartwells K12 eat. learn. live. School Garden Program
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About Chartwells K12 and KidsGardening.org Partnership:

Chartwells K12 and KidsGardening.org created the eat. learn. live. School Garden Program, a first-of- its-kind comprehensive resource. The program guides our teams and educators through the process of successfully developing, growing and sustaining school gardens regardless of space, climate or resources they may have currently available.

Chartwells K12 and KidsGardening.org have created a wealth of gardening and nutrition educational resources including the eat. learn. live. School Garden Program, and a Garden 1, 2, 3 quick start guide for those considering starting a garden. This program was recently recognized as a 2016 BEST CONCEPT by Food Management Magazine. This honor showcases outstanding innovation in the food service industry, and the eat. learn. live, School Garden Program stood out as a comprehensive tool to help guide school districts to develop and sustain a school garden!

Chartwells not only wants more gardens in their schools, it’s about more gardens in all schools so we have made all of these resources available to schools for free.

Explore Chartwells Garden 1, 2, 3 and nutrition education resources or email us at [email protected] to receive a copy of the eat. learn. live. School Garden Program!

2016 Eat. Learn. Live. and Grow Webinars

Thank You for joining us for our new pilot Webinar program sponsored by Chartwells K12. Offered monthly from July to December 2016, it will be presented by nationally known gardening author and media personality Charlie Nardozzi, along with KidsGardening.org Education Specialist, Sarah Pounders.

Webinars included topics such as garden preparation, volunteer recruitment, integration of garden-based learning into the school curriculum, partnerships with café staff, nutrition education in the garden, indoor gardening, extending the garden season, and garden cleanup.

Past Webinar Resources

Keep on Growing: Garden Ideas for Indoors

Think Spring: Prepping Your Garden for the Next Season

Harvesting the Most from your School Garden
Integrating the School Garden: Classroom & Café

Engaging Volunteers and Ideas for Fall Plantings

School Garden Success: Solving Insect and Disease Problems and Grant Writing Tips

Extension of the Webinar - Join us on Facebook!

We are here to answer your questions! Each Eat. Learn. Live and Grow Webinar will be accompanied by a Facebook Forum, titled with the topic presented. This will allow for post-webinar questions, discussion, and an opportunity to sign up for next month’s webinar. Register to be added to the Eat. Learn. Live. and Grow Facebook Forum

Congratulations to the Eat. learn. live. and Grow Grant Winners!

Click here to learn about the winners

About Charlie Nardozzi

Charlie Nardozzi

Charlie Nardozzi is a nationally recognized garden writer, speaker, and radio and television personality. He has worked for more than 25 years bringing expert gardening information to home gardeners. Charlie delights in making gardening information simple, easy, fun and accessible to everyone. His energy, exuberance, and love of the natural world make him a popular public speaker and presenter.

About Sarah Pounders

Sarah Pounders – Education Specialist

Sarah Pounders has been active in the field of youth gardening for over 20 years and has been Education Specialist at KidsGardening.org since 2005. She has coordinated numerous children’s garden programs and conducted research on the benefits of using school gardens to teach nutrition curricula. She writes curricula and activities for youth of all ages and conducts both youth education programs and teacher training sessions on integrating gardens into the classroom. Sarah also enjoys gardening at home with her two young children and serves as the volunteer garden coordinator at her daughter’s elementary school.