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CEL Workshop: A Celebration of California Food and Cultures

The Center offered a dynamic and delicious pre-conference workshop at the 2013 California School Nutrition annual conference.

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CEL Workshop: A Celebration of California Food and CulturesOn November 14, the Center for Ecoliteracy hosted a "Celebration of California Food and Cultures" in Palm Springs. It was a dynamic and delicious day of cooking, learning, and inspiration for 120 school food service leaders from across the state. Scheduled the day before the California School Nutrition Association Conference, this event was part of our California Food for California Kids™...more >
zenobia barlow - Compassion and Creativity in School Lunch Reform

Zenobia shares why she's dedicated nearly two decades to the transformation of school meal programs.

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Compassion and Creativity in School Lunch ReformI am named after my father’s mother, Delta Zenobia Barlow, who was born in the Delta region of Mississippi. When I was about seven years old, we went to visit my father’s relatives for the first time in my memory on a plantation in Barlow, Mississippi. I have a few faint memories of that journey: deep, rich, red dirt, a big white house, scattered housing occupied by sharecroppers, and a...more >
lisa bennett - saving education and the planet

How to boost student achievement while addressing our growing ecological crises: lessons from Ecoliterate.

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Saving Education—And the Planet Students travel to Kentucky to experience the impact of mining the coal to provide their energy. With mounting pressures on schools today, the suggestion that teachers should also be preparing students to address our growing ecological crises might seem ridiculous at best. But what if doing so could boost student achievement?What if it could lead to the kind of thinking and caring we need to...more >
center for ecoliteracy - from emotional to ecological intelligence

Integrating intelligences to bring our whole selves to the challenges before us.

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From Emotional to Ecological IntelligenceIn a recent interview on Krista Tippett's show, "On Being," author Terry Tempest Williams described meeting someone at a dinner party who asked her, "So what do you do?" "About what?" she said. Her response stayed with me for reasons that I didn't quite grasp — until I addressed about 130 educators who gathered recently on Bainbridge Island, Washington for a three-day institute about...more >
center for ecoliteracy - cooking classes

Cooking classes for nutrition services staff, based on the Center's cookbook and professional development guide.

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Cooking Classes for Food Services StaffIt's a wrap! The Center for Ecoliteracy has just concluded two exciting cooking schools for San Rafael City Schools and Novato Unified School District.The goal: To help the schools further their innovative work in providing more fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced meals in ways that are both delicious and efficient. Food services staff members for each district gathered at Terra Linda High...more >
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