The Creating and Sustaining Your School Garden (CSYSG) Workshop is a FREE, one-day training for teams working to create or enhance a school garden program. This workshop covers planning and designing a school garden, basic gardening skills, curricular connections and outdoor classroom management.
UC Davis – Saturday, September 21, 2013 9am-4pm FULL
UC Davis Children's Garden
Santa Cruz – Thursday, October 24, 2013 Application Form FULL – Waitlist Only 9am-4pm
Life Lab Garden Classroom, UC Santa Cruz
View more CSYSG workshops presented by California School Garden Training Program Partners.
School garden teams of 2-4 are encouraged to attend. Teams may include teachers, parents, volunteers, school administrators, and other supporters of your garden program. There is no cost for attending this workshops, but advanced registration is required.
If registering a team, please submit one registration for your team and list all team members' names, emails, and roles. Come with a team of 3 or more and receive a school garden gift!
Workshops serve up to 25 participants.
All participants will receive the book Gardens for Learning, published by the California School Garden Network, as well as other resource materials.
1 semester unit of graduate education credit available for $60.
CSYSG Workshop Agenda Topics
- Why School Gardens?
- Outdoor Classroom Management
- Garden Beds and Planting
- Weeds, Water, and Pests
- Curricular Connections
- Crop Planning and Plant Selection
- School Garden Design
- Planning Your Program
CSYSG Workshop Goals
- Understand the power of school gardens in promoting academic achievement, healthy lifestyles,environmental stewardship, and community and social development.
- Become familiar with design elements of educational gardens.
- Become comfortable with basic gardening skills.
- Learn methods for effective outdoor classroom management.
- Become familiar with a variety of helpful resources related to creating and sustaining school gardens.
- Understand the value and necessity of teamwork to start and sustain a school garden.
- Network with other, local people involved in creating and sustaining school gardens.
- Have an initial plan for their school garden program.
The California School Garden Training Program is funded by a California Department of Food and Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant. The program will train 1,500 people in creating and sustaining school gardens from 2012-2014. Learn more about the CSGT.
Training partners include Life Lab, UC Davis Children's Garden Program, and The Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County, all in collaboration with the California School Garden Network.