Date(s) - June 6, 2022 - June 10, 2022
9:00 am - 3:30 pm


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4-H Project Green Teacher is a school gardening series for educators, Master Gardener volunteers and others interested in school gardening.

The series is designed for those who would like to use gardening as a context for learning with youth, meet resource personnel and boost their confidence as a garden educator while also providing an opportunity to network with others who are interested in school gardening.

The Extension-sponsored series will be hybrid this year, and participants can partake either virtually for $25, or in person for $40. Master Gardener volunteers will enjoy a reduced registration of $10 for either virtual or in-person attendance.

The program will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily, depending upon attendance option. Online participant sessions will end at 2:15 p.m., while in-person participants will take part in daily outdoor activities at the Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory from 2:30–3:30 p.m.

Session topics will include:

  • how to start a school garden.
  • how to engage administrators, colleagues, the community, etc.
  • understanding soils.
  • site selection.
  • behavior management.
  • bees and native pollinators.
  • season extension.
  • hydroponics and aquaponics.
  • integrated pest management.
  • plant health.
  • chickens.
  • celebrating the harvest.
  • farm-to-school connections.
  • evaluating your school garden.

Presenters will come from a variety of backgrounds and will include classroom teachers and OSU Extension personnel. The series will culminate with a 4-H Project Green Teacher certificate and the opportunity to earn up to 20 contact hours depending on attendance.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, June 1. For more information and to view the schedule, go to the registration site or contact Sue Hogan at [email protected].