Educational Gardens

 

FoodWaves provides financial/technical support to many gardens throughout Clackamas County and its surrounding communities. Plan a tour, a workshop, and/or volunteer at one of our established educational gardens.

 

FoodWaves also travels to your garden to train students, staff, garden clubs, community members, and/or garden volunteers.

FoodWaves offers technical support/consultation to any school/organization that wants to build an educational garden, but, at this time, we are unable to build and maintain any new gardens.

 

Go to “GET Resources” and click on “Technical Support” to learn many of the topics FoodWaves teaches others about; FoodWaves seeks to educate as many people as possible how to grow their own fresh, nutritious, local, seasonal, and sustainable produce from small-container gardens all the way up the scale to a for-profit, market garden or compact farm. Moreover, we want you teaching others about organic gardening!

We offer the following hands-on learning experiences at an educational garden site:

NOTE: Please do not come to an educational garden site unless you have communicated with Matt, thanks.

 

  • Train the Trainers

Organize with FoodWaves a Train the Trainers event at one of our Educational Garden sites. Your school, club, business, etc. needs to learn more about sustainable gardening techniques. FoodWaves will plan a project-based experience for you based on what you want to learn more about- for example, soil care, pest control, best watering practices, thinning and harvesting, weed management, etc.

 

If you have already established an educational garden at your site, then organize a group of club members, staff, parents, and/or garden volunteers to learn how to garden like an organic farmer!  FoodWaves will train you, and then you will train others.

 

As stated earlier, FoodWaves is limited to how much off-campus training they can do because of amount a time/funds and based on the fact that Matt and Nathan are actual farmers! So, visit our farm! There is so much to learn, so many ideas to share, and so many questions that can be asked as we work together!

 

If you want to discuss a Train the Trainers event at one of FoodWaves’ sites or at your site, then e-mail Matthew Brown, Executive Director and Garden Education, at matt@foodwaves.org or call/text (503)891-4112, thanks!

 

  • Workshops

 

FoodWaves trains students, staff, small groups, garden clubs, garden volunteers, etc. 

with organized, on-site workshops at their partner farm and/or educational gardens on topics such as soil management, watering, seeding/germination, nutrition, local, slow food movement, etc.

 

Go to “GET Resources” and click on “Technical Support” to learn many of the topics FoodWaves teaches others about- we want as many people as possible growing their own fresh, nutritious, local, seasonal, and sustainable produce from small container and backyard kitchen gardens all the way to a for-profit, market garden or compact farm. Moreover, we want you teaching others about organic gardening!

 

If you want to plan a workshop, then e-mail Matthew Brown, Executive Director and Garden Education, at matt@foodwaves.org or call/text (503)891-4112, thanks!

 

  • Classrooms

 

FoodWaves master farmers will visit your classroom; we have taught students in  pre-K to graduate program classes. FoodWaves has been part of Career Days, Earth Days, guest lecturers in Farm to Table and Sustainablilty courses. We have taught for 10 minutes to three hours.

 

FoodWaves trains students, staff, small groups, garden clubs, garden volunteers, etc. 

with organized, on-site workshops at their partner farm and/or educational gardens on topics such as soil management, watering, seeding/germination, nutrition, local, slow food movement, etc.

 

Go to “GET Resources” and click on “Technical Support” to learn many of the topics FoodWaves teaches others about- we want as many people as possible growing their own fresh, nutritious, local, seasonal, and sustainable produce from small container and backyard kitchen gardens all the way to a for-profit, market garden or compact farm. Moreover, we want you teaching others about organic gardening!

 

If you want to teach in your classroom, then e-mail Matthew Brown, Executive Director and Garden Education, at matt@foodwaves.org or call/text (503)891-4112, thanks!

 

  • Lessons

 

FoodWaves will work with teachers/educators to develop hands-on learning experience for both outdoor gardens and in the classroom.

 

FoodWaves may be able to provide financial and/or technical support. Please go to “GET Resources” on our website, thanks.

 

FoodWaves trains students, staff, small groups, garden clubs, garden volunteers, etc. 

with organized, on-site workshops at their partner farm and/or educational gardens on topics such as soil management, watering, seeding/germination, nutrition, local, slow food movement, etc.

 

Go to “GET Resources” and click on “Technical Support” to learn many of the topics FoodWaves teaches others about- we want as many people as possible growing their own fresh, nutritious, local, seasonal, and sustainable produce from small container and backyard kitchen gardens all the way to a for-profit, market garden or compact farm. Moreover, we want you teaching others about organic gardening!

 

If you want to plan a workshop, then e-mail Matthew Brown, Executive Director and Garden Education, at matt@foodwaves.org or call/text (503)891-4112, thanks!

 

  • Presentations

 

FoodWaves is available for presentations (20 minutes to three hours) at events related to food justice, organic farming and gardening, nutrition, and environmental topics related to how we eat.

 

For example, we have presented at a Friends’ of Family Farmer InFarm event related to food justice, Surfrider Foundation meeting, Quicksilver employees (Huntington Beach, CA), Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Conference, a sustainability conference at Portland State’s Native American Student and Community Center, a high school club event sharing how people around the world eat, etc.

 

If you want to discuss a presentation idea, then e-mail Matthew Brown, Executive Director and Garden Education, at matt@foodwaves.org or call/text (503)891-4112, thanks!

NOTE: FoodWaves focuses on the above, but we are not limited to them only. If you have an idea/need that does not fit into one of the categories already discussed, then ask to see if we can work together.

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