Mobile Classroom

What is the mobile classroom?

The VGN’s Mobile Classroom (affectionately known internally as the Veducator) is a new initiative to engage community members of all ages in the importance of additional fruit and vegetable intake in their daily diets and increase climate resiliency through gardening. The Mobile Classroom is a retrofitted van that has an induction stove kitchenette, an awning, collapsible tables & benches, free seeds, and educational resources for various workshops. Our goal is to help address the issues of food insecurity and social disparity in our state wherever possible. We service all community members, with a strong focus on subsidized housing and schools where at least 50% of students are eligible for free & reduced lunch.

 

Visits from the Mobile Classroom van can be requested by filling out this google form.

Questions can be directed to Cedar Schiewetz; and calendar requests to discuss an event at your site via phone or video chat can be sent to Cedar at a time that is not marked busy on their calendar.

Some example workshops include:

  • Cooking with Seasonal Vegetables
  • Nutritional Benefits of Fresh Produce
  • Food Preservation
    • Canning
    • Dehydration
    • Pickling
  • Soil Health
    • Home / School Composting
    • Soil Amendments
  • Low Impact Pest Control
  • Garden Construction
    • Building ADA accessible garden beds
    • Building Compost Bins

 

Photos

Calendar

 

2022 Visit Map

(Green = Visited in 2022)

(Yellow = Upcoming Visit)

(Grey =Visit Not Yet Planned)

Gratitude

The Mobile classroom would not be possible without funding provided by these sponsors:

Special thanks to SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)-ED for the generous grant that funds the staff time to run this program, and for their work connecting food insecure families with the resources they need.

Participant Surveys

If you were part of a VGN Mobile Classroom program and did not get a chance to fill out a survey about the event, you can use this link to do so.

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