Creating and Sustaining Your School Garden
Creating and Sustaining Your School Garden: The Fundamentals of Designing, Creating, Enhancing and Maintaining Educational Gardens
Note: From 2012-2014 Life Lab has secured funding from the California Department of Food and Agriculture to provide the CSYSG training for free across California. Learn more.
School garden teams of 2 or more people interested in starting or enhancing an educational garden
Location and Cost Options
* Life Lab's Garden Classroom on the UC Santa Cruz Campus: $150/participant View all scheduled upcoming Garden Classroom workshops
* Your school site: $1,800/day plus travel expenses and $50/hour for travel time for 1 trainer. 25 participant maximum.
Learn the basic skills you'll need to design, develop, enhance, and maintain a school garden. Using Gardens for Learning, participants in this workshop learn about garden design, soil preparation, planting, watering, and pest management as well as building a support network, linking to academic content standards, and program planning. Schools may opt to add a second workshop day to apply these skills directly at their site. Click here for more details about this workshop.
Participants will take home
* California School Garden Network 's Creating Gardens for Learning.
* A detailed action plan for creating or enhancing their garden.
* A list of educational garden elements from the Life Lab Garden Classroom.
* A booklet of relevant handouts, all of which can be downloaded at the California School Garden Network website.
* Optional: 1 unit of Graduate Education Credit
All workshops require advanced registration and deposit. To set up a workshop for your school site, please call Life Lab at (831) 459-3833 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org