School Garden Workshops
School Garden Leaders Workshop
Saturday, March 11th, 2017
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Carey School, 1 Carey School Lane, San Mateo, CA 94403
Class size is limited to 25 registrants. Sign up early!
There is a $20 material fee - payment is required with registration.
Featured Topics Include:
California native plants for schools
California Indian use of plants and lesson planning ideas
Classroom management in the garden
Organizing volunteers and students for garden events
This workshop is open to residents and schools in San Francisco
and San Mateo Counties.
Held on Saturday, September 10, 2016
Featured Topics Included: Food safety in the garden, infrastructure ideas for school gardens, seed saving, experiential lessons
Featured Topics Included: Native pollinators, using technology to help your program, environmental curriculum
GET YOUR GARDEN GROWING! Held on September 12, 2015
Featured Topics Included: Organizing a sustainable garden program, curriculum samples from an active program in San Carlos, understanding photosynthesis, holiday crafts from the garden
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!