School Garden Workshops
Saturday, March 14, 2015
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Redwood High School
1968 Old County Road, Redwood City, CA 94063
Master Gardener Contact: (650) 796-3626
A hands-on workshop for teachers, parents and garden advocates. A $20 material fee will be required with registration. Class size is limited to 25 registrants. Sign up early!
Featured topics include:
- Old/New World Foods
- Botany Basics & Plant Families
- Weed Culture & Identification
- The Colombian Exchange
- Bean Seed Give Away
P A S T W O R K S H O P S
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!