Garden to Cafeteria Volunteer Training

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Virginia Cooperative Extension, Loudoun County

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This interactive training will provide those interested in volunteering with an overview of the comprehensive options available to our teachers and schools covering all aspects of the food system from seed to tray! Participants will be provided with hands-on training opportunities to better understand how these concepts connect to the current SOL goals of our teachers.

Virginia Cooperative Extension will present three different lessons that can be taught in the classroom based on
1. Watersheds, water quality and pollution
2. Soil components and health
3. Plant needs and anatomy

LCPS School Nutrition Services will present a comprehensive lesson that can be taught in the classroom and garden based on
1. Connecting the harvest to the food system
2. Utilizing what’s grown in the garden in creative recipes that can be created by kids
3. Encouraging students to try new things while understanding how the food they consume impacts their health

All attendees will be provided a complimentary Farm-to-School resource bag thanks to the Loudoun Pediatric Obesity Coalition.
NOTE: Successfully completing the training course will allow you to register to volunteer in several programs through LCPS and other organizations providing these classes to students. Additional training and/or background checks may be necessary.

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About Virginia Cooperative Extension, Loudoun County


750 Miller Dr., SE, Ste. F-3, Leesburg, VA 20175, US

Mission Statement

The local Extension office is the local doorway to our land grant universities for the public and Extension Volunteers. Each Extension office, or unit, in Virginia conducts programs in four areas: Agriculture and Natural Resources (includes commercial and community horticulture), Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability. An Extension Agent is assigned to work with each area. Master Gardener Volunteers work under the Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Agent, Master Food Volunteers work under the Food Safety Agent, and Youth Development Volunteers work under the 4-H Agent.


Volunteer involvement is one of the most important and unique aspects of Cooperative Extension. This is in keeping with Extension’s philosophy that active citizen participation in planning and implementation insures program success. Volunteers working jointly with faculty and staff are a valuable resource and an integral part of the education mission of VCE.


Fri Nov 15, 2019
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM  


43711 Partlow RoadAshburn, VA 20147



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  • Must be at least 18
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