UC Garden Nutrition Extenders (UC GNE)
Train to become an expert in garden nutrition education
The University of California Garden Nutrition Extenders (UC GNE) in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties are trained volunteers with hands-on skills to conduct garden
UC GNEs are currently working in classrooms (pre-K through 4th grade) in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties teaching the Learn, Grow, Eat Go! 4-H Junior Master Gardener curriculum. Classrooms that complete all lessons and develop their own service learning project may receive Jr. Master Gardener certificates.
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"I am very grateful because I have had so much support through [the UC GNE]program for the school garden. The support has been the difference between a struggling garden program and a thriving one." – UC GNE
What are UC GNEs up to?
UC GNEs are out in their communities making a difference! Using evidence-based curricula aligned with grade level standards, UC GNEs help teachers get their students outside, learning, eating and growing in the garden.
UC GNEs on the Food Blog: