2023 Webinar Series

The NH Farm to School and the NH School & Youth Garden networks are hosting their 2023 Webinar Series for teachers, schools, and educators from across New England covering a variety of farm to school and school garden topics. Browse the upcoming webinars and register below!

Tapping into Maple | Recording & Resources >>

New Hampshire has a rich tradition of maple sugaring in the springtime. Join 4-H Field Specialist, Michelle Bersaw-Robblee, to learn how you can bring a maple sugaring project to your classroom, connect learning to place, and align lessons with Next Generation Science Standards.

Cultivating Roots: Basic Classroom Hydroponics | Recording & Resources >>

Bring the garden into your classroom (even in the winter) with hydroponics! Join 4-H Field Specialist, Michelle Bersaw-Robblee, and 6th grade Science Educator, Kristen Bean Warren, to hear how they partnered to bring hydroponics into the classroom for a hands-on interactive experience for students. Workshop topics will include individual student lessons and larger classroom set-ups.

Orchard to School | Recording & Resources >>

Fruit trees can be an excellent complement to school gardens. Orchards can provide food and educational opportunities for generations of students, but they need to be done right. Learn about the work ReTreeUS does in schools, best practices for small orchard maintenance and lesson connections. 

Farm to School Procurement | Recording & Resources >>

Stacey Purslow of NH Farm to School, Jeanne Pierce, the School Nutrition Director for the Exeter School District, and Colleen Stewart on behalf of the NH Food Hub Network shared about opportunties for school food service to source locally grown food from New Hampshire farmers. Topics included the Local Food for Local Schools Reimbursement program and the Local Food for Schools Cooperative Agreement program.

Fresh Winter Cooking with Kids | Recording & Resources >>

Know a budding cook? Looking for a fun, healthy indoor activity for the chilly winter? Maybe you know onions & other members of the allium family are good for keeping colds and flu away, but aren’t sure how to incorporate them into everyday meals? Join the Cornucopia Project in a farm to table experience and explore fresh, tasty, easy cooking that’s accessible for all.

    • Appropriate for pre-K through young adult, caregivers and educators (Learning is better with friends!)

    • Food seasonality and recipes using sprouts and storage crops

    • Kitchen learning takes many forms: Recipe examples for all age group

    • Classroom & home kitchen recommendations and how to choose/create recipes

Funding School Gardens | Recording & Resources >>
Stacey Purslow, NH Farm to School Program Coordinator, Carole Bays of the Bethlehem Elementary Community Garden, Sharon Conway, co-director of the ROOTS program at Dunbarton Elementary and Ted Kendziora of US Fish and Wildlife Service shared funding opportunities for school and youth garden programs

Gardening with Games and the Arts | Recording & Resources >>

Energize the learning in your school garden through the addition of active games, the arts, and wildlife friendly permaculture features. Edith Pucci Couchman, an experienced teacher of environmental science and the visual arts, will share innovative curricular materials and perspectives taken from her website evolvingbeauty.org and forthcoming, Next Generation Science Standards correlated book, Circling the Sun, Racing the Wind (Green Writers Press, Fall 2023).