School Garden Workshops
To be announced.
P A S T W O R K S H O P S
Start your Spring Gardening season off with new ideas, fun lesson plans and a chance to connect with other passionate school gardeners.
Featured topics: Curriculum-related migration of foods and cultures, Basic Botany, Weeds, Seasonal Foods.
Featured topics: Curriculum Selections, Annual Planting Plan, Poetry Slam, Seeds and Nuts, Plant Give Aways.
Comments about the workshop: I really enjoyed the workshop; it made me totally relax and decompress after a crazy week. I made some great contacts, learned about some new resources, and came away with some curriculum ideas that I could actually teach next week! I've been to more than my fair share of trainings and workshops, and believe me, it's not very often that I can claim all these benefits about one three-hour workshop! So thanks again for coordinating it and I look forward to seeing you again. (Redwood City)
Featured topics: Photosynthesis - Green is the new black! Discover new ways to make better sense of the energy cycle of the plant world. Leaf Lessons - Learn about shapes, veins, patterns, and why leaves change colors; participate in a leaf scavenger hunt. Tree ID Walk - Discover techniques and technologies to identify your school trees. One Bite Taste Tests - Fun and creative ways to have kids sample leafy veggies (includes seedlings for your garden). Spotlight on School Gardens - Attendees get time to share their own successes and challenges, and encourage each other.
Featured topics: Non-toxic Gopher Abatement, Lively Soil is the Key to Healthy Plants! and Hot and Cold Compost Pile Methods.
Featured topics: Curriculum Connections - Composting, Worm Bins, and Decomposers, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) - Pesticides and Reading Labels, Seasonal Food - Kale Varieties, and Sensory Gardens - Plans and Activities to spark your senses.
Featured topics: Planting and Care of Natives for School Gardens, Curriculum - California Indian Use of Plants, Games to Make from Native Plants, Seasonal Recipes - Bay Nuts and Herbal Teas, and Seedlings for Schools.
Featured topics: Planting Plans - A School Year in the Garden, Curriculum Connection - Colonial Plants and Methods, Growing Volunteers and Parent Involvement, Growing Lavender for Gift Ideas, and Seasonal Food - Apple Harvest and Tree Care.
Featured topics: What to Plant Now for Year-Round Harvest, Soil Preparation Methods, Hands-on Technique Demonstrations, Seed-tape Making Craft for Kids, and Stay for Lunch and Garden Workday!