Square Foot Gardening Workshop

Saturday, November 1, 2014

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Square Foot Gardening is a simple, unique and versatile system that adapts to all levels of experience, physical ability, and geographical location (great for school gardens). Grow all you want and need in only 20% of the space of a conventional row garden. Save time, water, work and money.

The workshop is geared around your classroom and students.

Presenter: Jo Ann Carey, Square Foot Garden Consultant

The 48th DAA recommends the book, “Square Foot Gardening/With Kids” by Mel Bartholomew, available at Amazon.com.

Square Foot Gardening/With Kids
Learn Together:
  • Gardening Basics
  • Science and Math
  • Water Conservation
  • Self-Sufficiency
  • Healthy Eating

The workshop will be held at the 48th DAA Office on the Mt. San Antonio College campus.

Signup is necessary for the workshop – please RSVP to daa48th@aol.com or call 909-274-2433.
Space is limited!


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Schools' Agriculture and Nutrition Fair

2015 Fair Dates: May 12 to 16

Theme: Know Soil Know Life

Location: Fairplex, Pomona, Building 10.

AG Day LA - May 13, 14, 15 at the Schools' Agriculture and Nutrition Fair, for 3rd and 4th grade students.

Pre-registration is mandatory at www.agdayla.com

Includes Sheep Shearing by Mt. San Antonio College

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Purpose of the Fair: the fair is an agricultural educational fair featuring thousands of individual and classroom entries from hundreds of schools in the greater Los Angeles basin and surrounding areas. Exhibits/projects include art, photography, beneficial insects and worms, birdhouses, crafts, horticulture, hydroponics, mission models, paintings, posters, quilts, quilt blocks, sawhorses, scarecrows, school garden projects,science projects, terrariums and trout-in-the-classroom projects.

The event attracts students, families, educators, and community members to celebrate the achievements of local students (pre-K through high school) and teachers, and to educate the attendees about the importance of agriculture and nutrition to California.

 

Schools' Agriculture and Nutrition Program

School Presentations - Help others to learn about our fair. Call our office to schedule a presentation at your school or district office. Spread the word about our program to teachers and administrators.

 

Join our Foundation and help the Schools' Agriculture and Nutrition Fair - members receive a bi-monthly newsletter, invitation to events and annual meeting. They also have an opportunity to network with others interested in agricultural literacy.

Southern California Agriculture and Nutrition Foundation (SCAN) Tax ID # 95-3723190. See below for "Ways to Support the Schools' Agriculture and Nutrition Program."

 

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Ways to Support the Schools' Agriculture and Nutrition Program:

Join our Foundation and help the Schools' Agriculture and Nutrition Fair - members receive a bi-monthly newsletter, invitation to events and annual meeting. They also have an opportunity to network with others interested in agricultural literacy. Southern California Agriculture and Nutrition Foundation (SCAN) Tax ID # 95-3723190.

Call for information about membership 909.274.2433 or email to SoCalAgNutrition@gmail.com.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SoCalAgNutritionFoundation

Make a cash or in-kind donation or volunteer your time. Call the office to discuss how you would like to help.

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Office Hours: Monday through Thursday; 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, closed for lunch 12:00 - 1:00 pm. It's always a good idea to let us know when you plan to visit by calling (909) 274-2433 or email to daa48th@aol.com. Please arrive by 4:30 pm.

Careers in Agriculture web sites:

Kid's Science Page at the National Agricultural Library gives information on carreers in science from agriculture to zoology: www.nalusda.gov/ttic/nalsci/careers.htm

Sources of information for careers in the science of food, agriculture and the enviornment: www.cast-science.org/careers.htm

AgJobsUSA, a nationwide computerized employment system that matches employee interests with agriculutral employers needs: www.agjobsusa.com/

Search for an Ag career: www.ag-biz.com/main.asp

Post your resume, view jobs and access other career resources: www.agricareers.com/

Credits: California Foundation For Agriculture in the Classroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Field Trip Ideas

  • Schools' Agriculture and Nutrition Fair - for field trips to the fair, call office at 909.274.2433 to sign up.
  • Homestead Museum in the City of Industry. Visit www.homesteadmuseum.org.
  • Hurst Ranch in West Covina provides students with the opportunity to experience farm life from the pioneer past. Students will be able to make butter; grind coffee, pump water, and much more. Visit www.hurstranch.com for details.
  • Farm Tour at Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. Sac) provides students with the chance to spend an hour with unique farm animals at no cost (although donations would be appreciated). Call 909.274.4794 for more details.
  • Wildlife Sanctuary Tour at Mt. Sac focuses on the wonders of nature, exploring water and land ecosystems, studying plant and animal habitats, and observation of lake, pond, swamp and stream environment on a first-hand basis.There is no cost - a donation would be appreciated. Please call 909.274.4794 for more information.
  • Santa Fe Dam Nature Center and Trail. Please call the San Gabriel Mountains Regional Conservancy 626.335.1771 for information or go to http://www.sgmrc.org
  • Heritage Park, Santa Fe Springs, 562.946.6476


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Schools' Agriculture and Nutrition Program
Phone: 909-274-2433
Fax: 909-274-2439