Nacogdoches Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Hosting Learn, Grow, Eat and Go! Educator Training

Learn, Grow, Eat and Go!

June 23, 2017 - School gardens have arrived as a “must have” popular project to encourage student interest in science and nutrition. The Learn, Grow, Eat & GO! (LGEG) Program has multiple components including a garden, classroom curriculum, vegetable tasting & recipe demonstrations, student journal, books, family stories and Walk Across Texas! The LGEG classroom curriculum is designed for 3-5th grades with a focus on science, math, language arts and health. The WAT! Program is appropriate for all grades and has supporting activities for a variety of subject maters. The hands-on learning within the program has been shown to engage all students! These components can foster connections across the campus, district and within the community. Schools, students and families get the most benefit when LGEG and all components are fully implemented!

On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! hands on workshop and training for schools, youth development organizations, community partners and county agents from across the state. We will walk through the lessons, plant a container garden, taste vegetables and participate in food demonstrations.

This training will be located at the Nacogdoches County Extension office located on 203 West Main Street in Nacogdoches Texas. With the support of gracious donors from Nacogdoches County, LGEG Curriculum materials will be available for a reduced price at the training.

The training will be from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm with a fee of $25 to cover lunch and supplies. If you have any questions Jheri-Lynn McSwain, Shelby CEA-FCS or 936-598-7744 or CBEC Hours will be given and Certificates will also be available. Make checks payable to Shelby FCS Account and mail to: Nacogdoches County Extension Office, c\o LGEG, 203 W. Main Street, Nacogdoches, TX 77843.

Submitted by Deborah Sanford