Date: Tuesday, March 28

Time: 2:20 PM - 3:20 PM

Room: Sacramento Room/Doubletree Hotel

Leadership and Empowerment Opportunities for Secondary Youth in the Farm to School Movement

  • Kate Casale, Alameda County Office of Education, Youth Development Specialist

  • Tim Galarneau, Food Systems Education and Research Specialist, Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, University of California, Santa Cruz

  • Two students TBA

  • Moderator:Terri Spezzano, Nutrition, Family and Consumer Science Advisor, Stanislaus and Merced Counties, Univ of CA Cooperative Extension

From the garden to the community, youth have an important role to serve as mentors and leaders. This session will explore how secondary students become mentors and educators in K-6 school gardens as well advance their understanding on the relationship between food justice and social equity. By examining the Alameda County Office of Education Garden Mentor Program and the Santa Cruz youth empowerment project, Food What?!, participants will hear from youth themselves, receive new resources, and will "try-on" interactive activities during the workshop.