2015 Oregon School Garden Summit
2015 Oregon School Garden Summit: Friday, January 30th, 2015
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. To ask whether we can squeeze you in last minute, email
Oregon has over 500 school gardens, and many more in dreams or development. Please join us for this day of sharing and learning between school gardeners, so we can maximize the success and sustainability of all our school gardens. The first annual Oregon School Garden Summit in 2014 was full of excitement and connections among over 200 attendees; this second one will offer even more, for new and returning participants. There will be an inspiring keynote speaker, a focus on hands-on activities, a track for beginning school gardeners, and an exciting lineup of workshops and discussion topics. Please join us!
Date & Time: Friday, 1/30/15, 8:30am - 5pm REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.
Location: The historic Willamette Heritage Center in downtown Salem, Oregon
1313 Mill Street SE Salem, OR 97301
Lodging: Low-cost lodging was avaialable at the nearby 4-H Center (reservations closed 1/22)
or we recommend La Quinta Inn, where a block of rooms were held at $75 through 1/21/15 and may still be available. Call 503-391-7000 to reserve.
Agenda: See partial agenda posted on the Oregon Department of Education website here. (Also includes the Farm to School Summit agenda for Thursday.) Presentations and handouts from the event will be linked at that site, after the event.
Keynote Speaker: Professor Dilafruz Williams of Portland State University on The Impact of Garden-Based Learning on Academic Outcomes
This event is scheduled back-to-back with the Oregon Farm to School Summit, on Thursday 1/29/15, to encourage collaboration across the farm to school and school garden" movement. Click here to find out more about the Farm to School Summit.
Price and Registration: The base price for the 2015 Oregon School Garden Summit is $90 (with a $20 discount before 1/16.) Discounts are available for long-distance (Oregon) travelers and for people registering for both Summits. REGISTER HERE.
Beginner Series Part 1: What to do before breaking ground
Beginner Series Part 2: Setting your learning goals and strategies
Beginner Series Part 3: Designing the garden to meet your site and needs
Hands-on activities: Examples and classroom management for pre-k and elementary
Making connections to engage the full campus community
Case studies of school garden programs around Oregon
School gardens for all students - Diversity and InclusionCurriculum, Common Core, and STEM
Fundraising for your garden program
Discussion: Poverty, hunger, and gardens
Discussion: Hard knocks in school gardens
Small Group Discussions will Cover Additional Topics, including:
(More) Hands-on activities (by age group)
Moving food from garden to cafeteria
Working with facilities and administration
Partnerships and volunteer engagement
Arts and Humanities in the garden
Permaculture on campus
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
OEA Choice Trust
Oregon Department of Agriculture
Oregon Department of Education
Oregon Fruit Products
PacificSource Health Plans
Upstream's Winter Happy Hour for Health on January 26, 2015!
Please come to Upstream Public Health's next Happy Hour for Health with guest speaker Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward!
When: Monday, January 26th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Where: Upright Brewing located at 240 N. Broadway (in the basement of the Leftbank building).
Senator Steiner Hayward will talk about what's in store during the upcoming 2015 legislative session around tobacco prevention. Also learn about Upstream's current Youth Tobacco Prevention Program.
Ticket price includes delicious appetizers, Upright beer and other non-alcoholic beverage options.
Thank you to our Happy Hour Sponsor!
Tobacco Retail Assessment Briefing
Upstream Public Health and the Oregon Health Equity Alliance are working with the Multnomah County Health Department to develop sound policies that curb youth access to and use of tobacco. Over the summer we have been conducting a comprehensive tobacco retail assessment to understand how tobacco products are priced, promoted, and sold in Multnomah County. We are currently analyzing that data, and will be publishing a report of our finding.
On November 13th, the Board of Commissioners at Multnomah County briefed on emerging issues around youth access to tobacco and e-cigarettes. On November 25th, come hear about proposed policy solutions to curb youth access.
What: Come hear experts present policy solutions to curb tobacco access and use by youth in our community. Reserve your seat by e-mailing Upstream at Nafisa@upstreampublichealth.org.
When: Tuesday, November 25, at 10:00am - 11:30am
Where: Multnomah Building, 501 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Room 100, Portland, OR 97214
For more information about these briefings, please see the Board of County Commissioners Board Meeting page here. We hope you will join us to learn more about this emerging issue impacting the health of our community.
Upstream's Fall Happy Hour for Health!
When: Tuesday, September 30th from 6-8pm
Where: Wilder Bar Cafe located at 5501 NE 30th Avenue in North East Portland. Click here to see a map.
Reasons you should attend our Fall Happy Hour for Health . . .
- Hear City Club President, and former Portland Mayor, Sam Adams speak about plans to improve dental health for our kids and families.
- Receive an update about Upstream's new Dental Health Initiative
- Enjoy delicious appetizers and beverages
- Network with cool like-minded people
- Check out Wilder Bar Cafe, owned by former Upstream Co-Director Raquel Bournhonesque!
Tickets are $20, unless you are an ongoing monthly donor to Upstream then your admission is free! All proceeds benefit Upstream. Space is limited so sign up here today!
Thank you to our happy hour sponsor