Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo

Straw Bale Gardening in CNPs

Straw bale gardening in Child Nutrition Programs (CNP) online course.

Course Description

This online training describes the steps to create a straw bale garden.

  • Course Number: 332
  • Training Length: 37 minutes
  • Certificate: Yes
  • Target Audience: Child Nutrition Programs
  • Mandatory: No
  • Cost: Free
  • Date Recorded: March 2019

Online Course

Begin the Straw Bale Gardening in CNPs External link opens in new window or tab. Course.

Referenced Resources

The following resources are referred to throughout this online course:


  • Crediting: 0.5 hours
  • Key Area: Nutrition (1000)
    • Training Topic: Nutrition Education (1200)

      • Learning Objective: Support school gardens as a means to nutrition education (1230)

For more information on crediting, access the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) web document Professional Standards Learning Objectives External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

Contact Us

If you have technical difficulties, please contact the Education and Nutrition Policy Unit by phone at 916-445-9127 for assistance. If you have questions about straw bale gardening, contact the Farm to CNP Team, by email at

Questions:   Farm to Child Nutrition Program Team |
Last Reviewed: Friday, May 3, 2019
Related Content
  • California's Farm to Child Nutrition Programs
    The California Department of Education provides technical assistance, training, and resources to support the U.S. Department of Agriculture Child Nutrition Programs to incorporate a farm to school program into their existing food service operation.
  • Child Nutrition Programs Course Catalog
    A catalog of online training courses for program operators participating in the Child Nutrition Programs.
Recently Posted in Nutrition