2019 School Garden Summer Institute
Registration for the 2019 School Garden Summer Institute at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC is now open. This year’s 2-day professional development workshop will be August 14-15, 8:30am-3:30pm. Seating is limited to the first 50 registrants.
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Registration for the 2019 School Garden Summer Institute at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC is now open. This year’s 2-day professional development workshop will be August 14-15, 8:30am-3:30pm. Seating is limited to the first 50 registrants. There is a $25 fee to help defray cost, but we will provide lunch both days and you won’t leave empty handed. What might you take home? A vermiculture system (a worm farm!), microgreens, or even a hydroponic system. And there will be awesome door prizes, too!
Most importantly, of course, you will take home a wealth of resources that will guide your classroom use of the school garden. We’ve selected some “specialty crop” topics that are easy additions to the garden. In addition to our stellar speaker line-up on day 1, we will facilitate networking opportunities to learn from one another. Jenna Mobley, Teacher Trainer and Presidential Innovation Award Winner from Atlanta, Ga. will deliver the keynote address.
Because teachers like field trips too, we’ll start the second day at Barbee Farm, in Concord. While school gardens are not aspiring to commercial agriculture productivity, the opportunity to see “gardening” on a large scale gives teachers a unique perspective and helps them to see the real world applications of science, technology, engineering and math that are part of growing plants from seed to harvest, sustainably and efficiently. The afternoon will be spent at a nearby school, where teachers can learn by doing. Two faculty from Elon University’s School of Education will offer successful strategies for outdoor classroom management and curriculum connections.
Don’t delay, register now! Registration will close on June 30. For more information about the school gardening initiative at the Plants for Human Health Institute, visit https://stem.plantsforhumanhealth.ncsu.edu/.
Name: Amy Bowman