Common Core Cooking
This $10,000 grant from the Whole Kids Foundation provided 15 teachers with literature and cooking supplies so they could integrate food education into their curriculum. Read about the lessons here.
Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education (GENE)
The first USDA Farm-to-School Grant in Napa county was awarded to Napa County Office of Education. As a trainer, we prepared COOL School staff to deliver after school Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education.
- Farms to Grow: Supporting Black Farmers Program Evaluator (Funded by a CDFA Specialty Crop Block Grant, 2022-2023)
- Napa Resource Conservation District: Salmon-to-Sanctuary Watershed Education Program Evaluator (funded by BWET 2019-2022)
- The Bird School Project: Outdoor Learning Collaborative Program Evaluator (Funded by Heller Foundation & BWET 2021-2023)
In 2020, The School Garden Doctor contributed clips to Curiosity Kids a video project produced by American Canyon Community Parks Foundation. This four-part series teaches how make DIY binoculars, find a quiet birdwatching sit spot, identify birds, and attract birds to your backyard or school garden.
Birdwatching is an excellent way to learn about habitat, seasonal cycles, interdependence, and human impact. Youth Birding Events bring the joy of birding to local schoolyards, gardens and parks, which are ideal locations for birding.