2017 School Garden Teacher Training

For summer 2017 UGA Extension is offering an intensive two day workshop designed for the school garden challenges of Georgia’s teaching professionals.  Join us this June to upgrade your gardening skills, increase the use of the garden in your classroom, and network with other professionals.

As always with UGA Extension, experts will be leading all sessions.  You will leave the workshop full of ideas to make the most of your garden.  These two days will emphasize how to use your garden in your classroom.  You will also leave with an expanded network of teaching professionals and memories of a wonderful two days!

Day 1 – June 21st in the Research and Education Garden, Griffin

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Topic covered include:

  • Soil health
  • Creating a worm compost bin for your classroom
  • Planting for the school calendar
  • Insect management and entomology in the classroom

Note:  We will be in the garden for part of this day so you will want to dress appropriately!  Don’t worry we will have plenty of cool water and will work in the shade as we can.  

Day 2 – June 22nd at the UGA Griffin Campus

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  • Tips for holding a taste test in your classroom
  • Bringing the garden into the classroom
  • Resources and lesson plans
  • Food safety in the garden
  • Tour of the UGA Seed Lab

Cost $50.00 Includes lunch each day and all workshop materials.  To make sure every teacher has a wonderful hands-on experience, this workshop is limited to 35 participants. If you have any questions contact Becky Griffin at beckygri@uga.edu.  REGISTRATION CLOSED FOR THIS YEAR.