School Garden 101 Short Course
Dates: Tuesdays, October 21, 28, November 4, 18, 25 and December 2, 2014
Time: 4:30 – 7:00 PM
Location: Central School, 197 Main St, South Berwick, ME 03908
Cost: $60 (materials & all classes)
CEU: 1.5 CEUs available upon successful course completion.
Register online by Friday, October 17, 2014. Class limited to 20 participants.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension in York County will be offering a course this fall geared for school teachers, school staff, and volunteers who want to build their skills related to creating and maintaining a successful school garden. Participants will learn about and share means and methods of integrating the garden to the classroom and cafeteria. Each of the six class sessions will focus on a particular garden subject including composting, soils, seedlings and garden planning.
Course participants will build an understanding of basic gardening principles; connect gardening principles to school activities and curriculum; and support the creation or enhancement of school gardens with ideas and planning time.
To maximize the benefits and experience, it is encouraged that several people (teachers, cooks, parents, librarians, etc.) from the same school community enroll in the course.