Fall Greening the School Conference
Fall Conference 2014 Was A Great Success!
One hundred and fifteen educators came out to the Clay Center for Science and Technology of the Dexter and Southfield Schools in Brookline on Saturday, November 8th for our 6th Annual Fall "Greening the School" Conference, participating in a choice of twenty workshops on gardening at the school; composting and health soils; natural resource conservation or nutrition and local foods. We are very grateful to Chipotle Mexican Grill for their generosity in providing a delicious local lunch, led by Marketing Strategist Becky Mitchell and her team.
We also thank the Whole Foods Markets in the Boston area, for sponsoring the conference for the fifth year. This effort was spearheaded by Jennifer Licht, Marketing Specialist at the Jamaica Plain Store. The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources funded four workshops. Scholarships were provided to new and urban teachers and garden educators through an AgEnhancement Grant from Northeast Farm Credit. The Clay Center for Science and Technology and Allandale Farm generously provided the site for this exciting educational event. And of course we appreciate all the presenters and participants who made this important educational event possible.
Our 2015 Fall Greening the School Conference will be held at the Clay Center for Science and Technology at the Dexter and Southfield Schools in Brookline on Saturday, November 7th, 2015. There will be four workshop sessions with a choice of five to six workshops in each session. More details to follow.