Santa Barbara Edible Education Syposium (SBEES)
Join us for the Santa Barbara Edible Education Symposium (SBEES) on October 11th and 12th, 2019.
SBEES showcases and celebrates the work of educators, farmers, school food service providers, and youth leaders across the Central Coast.
Friday, October 11
Saturday, October 12
Saturday Harvest Dinner
5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Santa Barbara , CA
Growing Edible Education in the Tri Counties
Join us for the Santa Barbara Edible Education Symposium (SBEES) on October 11th and 12th, 2019. SBEES showcases and celebrates the work of educators, farmers, school food service providers, and youth leaders across the Central Coast.
In this dynamic two day conference, participants will learn from one another, exchange ideas and best practices, and strengthen partnerships and networks. SBEES brings together youth, educators, and agricultural community leaders to celebrate and showcase best practices in edible education throughout the Central Coast of California and beyond. Through diverse presentations, hands-on workshops, and school garden and farm tours, participants will explore how edible education efforts are transforming the way people of all ages connect to their food and the environment.
You can join us in building a movement that connects classrooms to school cafeterias, farms, and gardens by signing up for one or all of the SBEES events!
Tours of Gardens and a Local Farm on Friday, October 11, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. Hop on the free shuttle and visit beautiful gardens and a farm on our group tour starting at 10:00 am. Lunch included.
SBEES Symposium on Saturday, October 12, 8:45 am to 3:00 pm at La Cumbre Junior High School. Join us for workshops, a panel discussion, and more! Workshop sessions will focus on farm-to-school related topics, as well as a spectrum of edible education programs and practices, including school garden education, nutrition, school food service practices, and sustainable agriculture. The Symposium is targeted for teachers, farmers, garden educators, food service leaders, and others interested in cultivating the food literacy movement along the Central Coast and throughout the state.
Harvest Dinner on Saturday Evening from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Pilgrim Terrace Urban Farm featuring the First Annual Edible Education Leadership Award Presentation. Enjoy a Farm to Table buffet style dinner. Feast on freshly created wood fired pizza and organic salad with greens from Explore Ecology School Gardens. This year’s SBEES Award honors Kim Johnson of the Johnson Ohana Foundation for her years of dedication to edible education. Both Kim and her husband Jack Johnson will be in attendance that evening.
Be sure to take advantage of our Early Bird Special until August 15th.
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Early Bird Tickets are now on sale until August 15th. All Events on October 11 and 12: $180. Harvest Dinner and SBEES Award Presentation on October 12: $75. Saturday Conference on October 12: $85.
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HARVEST DINNER and SBEES AWARDS PRESENTATION
Join us to honor Kim Johnson at the SBEES Harvest Dinner on Saturday , October 12, from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Pilgrim Terrace Urban Farm. Kim Johnson will be receiving the first SBEES Award for her dedication and work in promoting edible education.
Kim and her husband Jack are the founders of the Johnson Ohana Foundation.
Both Kim and Jack Johnson will be in attendance that evening.
Enjoy a Farm to Table buffet style dinner and feast on organic wood fired pizza and salad with greens grown by little green thumbs in Explore Ecology School Gardens.
Tickets for the Harvest Dinner are available by clicking here.
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