Date: Tuesday, March 28

Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Room: Magnolia

A Collaborative Approach to Connecting School Gardens, Local Procurement and Classroom Education


  • Chelsey Slattery, Program Manager, UC Davis Center for Nutrition in Schools

  • Karen Luna, Director, Nutrition Services, Santa Clara Unified

  • Mary Vollinger, Nutrition Program Supervisor, CalFresh Nutrition Education Program

  • Melanie Gerdes, UC Davis Center for Nutrition in Schools, Program Representative

  • Moderator: Rosemary Quinn, Program Manager, CAFF

This workshop will focus on the benefits of comprehensive, evidence-based, school interventions with an emphasis on successful Farm to School strategies through the coordinated efforts of numerous organizations. You will learn about a variety of collaborative efforts connecting farm to school activities through communities and across counties.