Apropos of this post, it's great to read about an EarthBox workshop included in this event. The generic subject of sub-irrigated grow boxes belongs on the agenda of all public education across the country.
Cal Poly Pomona is where I studied landscape architecture and horticulture back in the '70s. It is the largest school in the country for both subjects.
POMONA - The fields and orchards of Inland Valley agriculture may be disappearing below the growth of suburbia, but there is still plenty of room for teaching and learning about farming and nutrition.
That's the focus of Saturday's fifth annual Teacher Recognition Day for teachers and community leaders at AGRIscapes at Cal Poly Pomona.
The program is put on by the Schools' Agriculture and Nutrition Program of the 48th District Agricultural Association of Los Angeles County. It will include demonstrations, workshops and speakers in a program that begins at 10 a.m.
The event will honor teachers who have participated in the program to date and to encourage additional Southern California teachers to get involved.
Keynote speakers will be John S. Nixon, president of Mt. San Antonio College, and Brian Scott, chairman of the Agricultural Sciences Department at Mt. SAC.
Nixon will speak on the future of agricultural and nutritional education at Mt. SAC, while Scott will discuss careers in agriculture and nutrition.
A series of workshops, starting at 1:45p.m. Saturday, are on topics ranging from integrating "EarthBox" container garden systems into classrooms to "Trout in the Classroom" featuring a DVD created by the Upland High science class of instructor Tom Weatherell to hydroponics.
The association's Schools' Agriculture and Nutritional Program provides support to elementary and secondary teachers throughout Southern