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