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Farm to Institution Summer 2017 Workshop Schedule

Farm to Preschool Culinary Skills & Garden Workshops (combined course)

This will be a one-day, combined culinary skills & garden workshop, co-presented by Chef Patrick Wagner and Sustainable Agriculture Program Coordinator Rebecca McKinney from the Culinary Institute of the Carolinas at Greenville Technical College. For the hands-on portion, participants will harvest produce and herbs from the garden, learn about food safety, and practice preparing dishes with garden produce. The classroom portion will cover general gardening tips and basic food safety for child care centers. Lunch included.

Choice of July 18 or July 19

1-day training: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Greenville Technical College • Northwest Campus

8109 White Horse Road • Greenville, SC 29617

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Farm to School Culinary Skills Training
(combined course)

This will be a one-day, combined culinary skills & garden workshop, co-presented by Chef Patrick Wagner and Sustainable Agriculture Program Coordinator Rebecca McKinney from the Culinary Institute of the Carolinas at Greenville Technical College. For the hands-on portion, participants will harvest produce and herbs from the garden, learn about food safety, and practice preparing dishes with garden produce. The classroom portion will cover general gardening tips and a comprehensive overview of food safety for school food service. Lunch included.

July 20

1-day training: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Greenville Technical College • Northwest Campus

8109 White Horse Road • Greenville, SC 29617

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Farm to Preschool Culinary Skills Training

Join us for a half-day workshop presented by Chef William Knapp from the University of South Carolina’s School of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management. Follow along as Chef Bill presents on the importance of buying local, teaches proper knife techniques, and prepares several dishes using seasonal South Carolina fruits and vegetables.

July 27

3-hour training: choice of 9:00am – 12:00pm or 1:00pm – 4:00pm

SC State Farmers’ Market • Phillips Market Center

3483 Charleston Hwy • West Columbia, SC 29172

Register Here

Farm to School Culinary Skills Training

Join us for a half-day workshop presented by Chef William Knapp from the University of South Carolina’s School of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management. Follow along as Chef Bill presents on the importance of buying local, teaches proper knife techniques, and prepares several dishes using seasonal South Carolina fruits and vegetables.

July 28

3-hour training: choice of 9:00am – 12:00pm or 1:00pm – 4:00pm

SC State Farmers’ Market

3483 Charleston Hwy • West Columbia, SC 29172

Register Here


School Gardening Hands-on Workshops

Join SC Farm to School, Clemson Extension and the School Gardening for SC Educators program for a collaborative workshop filled with hands-on garden training, ideas and resources for school gardeners.  Designed for all skill levels and based on successful school gardens in South Carolina, this workshop will feature presentations from local gardening experts, networking opportunities and much more!

Choice of 1-day trainings include:

August 3

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Roper Mountain Science Center

402 Roper Mountain Road • Greenville, SC

OR

August 9

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Coastal Research and Education Center

2700 Savannah Hwy • Charleston, SC

Space is limited and you must be pre-registered to attend

Register Here

Farm to Institution Garden Workshop

Join us for a workshop of hands-on gardening training, designed for all skill levels and based on successful gardens in South Carolina. This workshop will be led by Jackie Jordan, Clemson Master Gardener Coordinator, and it will be an opportunity to meet and network with other community gardeners.

August 15

1.5-hour training: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Richland Library North Main

5306 N Main Street • Columbia, SC 29203

Register Here

 


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2017 SC Farm to Institution Summit

September 19, 2017, 8:30am - September 19, 2017, 4:30pm

South Carolina Farm to Institution, in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control's Division of Diabetes, Heart Disease, and School Health, is excited to announce that together they will be hosting the first annual SC Farm to Institution Summit. This year’s theme is Growing Stronger Together. The purpose of the summit is to bring together key farm to institution players to further encourage local procurement, reinforce healthy, local foods education, and provide the skills to establish a garden, farmers' market or community supported agriculture (CSA) program on-site. The day will begin with an overview of both SC Farm to Institution as well as the National Diabetes Prevention Program. The keynote will be Anupama Joshi, the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the National Farm to School Network. There will be two breakout sessions specific to educators, producers, worksites, food distributors, and Diabetes Prevention Program sites. To facilitate growing stronger together in South Carolina, a third session will include the opportunity for regional networking. Registration is $10 and includes both a local breakfast and lunch. All participants are also encouraged to bring a healthy food item for a food drive for South Carolina food banks.

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