Andrew Nowak recently stepped down as the Director of the National School Garden Program for Slow Food USA and was responsible for building capacity of nearly 150 Slow Food chapters to be partners in school garden projects.
For 12 years he was the co-director of Slow Food Denver’s Seed-to-Table School Food Program and developed protocols for Youth Farmers’ Markets and Garden to Cafeteria programs.
Since 2009, Andrew has been the District Partner for Denver Public Schools and Jefferson County Schools helping to source local fruits, vegetables and meats for the cafeterias, to develop scratch cooking and salad bars in schools, and the development of school farms to grow organic vegetables for school kitchens.
Andrew was appointed to the CO Farm to School Task Force in 2010 and headed up working groups on Farm to School Evaluation and Marketing.
On the National level, Andrew is a Hall of Fame Chef with Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters program and was one of 6 chefs invited to the White House in 2010 to help develop the Chefs Move to Schools Program.
Andrew has been a culinary professional for over 30 years and earned his Ph.D. in Psychology/Neuroscience at the University of Iowa in 1991. Andrew and his vascular surgeon wife Lisa of 31 years are embarking on a new adventure on a 17-acre farm and building a Farm to Table Campus to create community around the growing, preparing and enjoying fresh local foods.
Innevation Center Floorplan
High Impact, Zero Waste!
This event is designed as zero-carbon and zero-waste.
Your attendance at the 4th Annual Green Our Planet School Garden Conference is valued, and we want to ensure that you participate in our zero waste goal throughout the event. To do so, please keep in mind that there will be no trash cans provided on site. There will only be recycling and composting options available. With that goal in mind, please click the button for some zero waste tips:
We promise you won't go thirsty, but...
Please bring your personal water bottle/coffee mug from home so you can fill up throughout the day and not create waste by using disposable cups.
Water, iced tea, and coffee will be provided.
We promise you will get lots of great information, but...
Please bring your own paper and pen so you can write vital information.
Powerpoints will be available to attendees online after the Conference.
We want you to arrive on time, but...
Please car pool to the event if possible.
Bring what ever you need, but...
Any trash you do bring, please take it out with you. Pretend you're on a hike: Pack it In - Pack it Out!
Recycling and Composting bins will be provided. There will be NO trash cans available.
|Event:||School Garden Conference|
|Date:||Saturday, April 29th, 2017|
|Registration:||8:00 AM - 9:00 AM|
|Conference:||9:00 AM - 4:30 PM|
|Location:||The Innevation Center, 3rd Floor
6795 Edmond St.
Las Vegas, NV 89118
There is plenty of free parking outside. Please only park in un-covered parking spaces, as all covered parking is accounted for by tenants of the building.
Green Our Planet (GoP) is a creative, entrepreneurial, non-profit conservation organization that operates a free environmental crowdfunding platform and also runs the largest school garden program in the United States. Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, GoP offers a unique funding and educational model to help individuals and organizations reach their mission goals, while supporting innovative education and conservation efforts. GoP achieves its mission by actively partnering with foundations, individuals, organizations and corporations to collectively create positive impact in environmental education and change. Through its environmental crowdfunding platform, Green Our Planet simultaneously offers the public an opportunity to both learn about environmental challenges and to help fund green projects that can help solve some of those challenges.