Tools to build a sustainable garden education program at your school
Information: We are excited to offer our 35 hour School Garden Coordinator Certificate Training program to share best practices for building, using and maintaining school and youth food gardening programs. By the end of this training, you will have knowledge, skills and resources to implement and maintain an edible school garden project built on a foundation of broad community involvement and support. As a trained certified Garden Coordinator, you will be equipped to support long-lasting edible school/youth garden projects within the region and expand the capacity of the community to provide food garden-based education to children. This training has a focus on elementary school/youth programs, but can be adapted by those who work with middle or high school aged students. This training is geared for both those who have experience with school/youth gardens and those who are new to the field.
- Historic Context of School Gardens / Farm to School
- Community Organizing and engaging diverse school communities
- Developing a School Garden Master Plan
- Fundraising and Resource Development
- Volunteer Management
- Teaching Youth Effectively/ Class Management in an Outdoor Setting
- Garden-Based Activities and Curriculum Connections
- Garden to Cafeteria
- Garden Infrastructure
- Basic Gardening Skills and Planting Plans
- Program Evaluation
- School district policies on school garden installation & garden to cafeteria guidelines
Dates: June 17-21, 2019
Location: 1137 SE 20th Ave, Portland OR (Hinson church)
Registration: Tuition is $450.
If you can’t make it this year, but want to be notified of future trainings, please add your name to this list.
Scholarships: We know that the school garden movement is stronger when we have a diversity of identities, backgrounds, and perspectives collaborating together towards shared goals. To request a scholarship, please fill out this form. We plan to select scholarship recipients in early April. We don’t ask for financial data, but since we have limited scholarship funds, please only apply for the scholarship if this training would be out of reach otherwise.
Certificate requirements: Participants must attend 80% of the training (or 28 hours) to receive certificate.
If you have questions, contact Youth Grow Program Director, Anna Garwood (firstname.lastname@example.org).