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Garden Educator Workshop: Spring Seminar 1: Seattle

Garden Educator Workshop Spring Seminar 1: Learn


Saturday, March 25, 2017 (9:00AM - 4:00PM)

Hosted by Tilth Alliance @ Good Shepherd Center, Room 107

Save $20 by registering for all three Spring Seminars! The dates are March 25, April 29 and May 20. To receive the discounted rate, purchase an individual ticket of $250 ($225 for members) – you will be automatically registered for all three seminars.

Immerse yourself in outdoor teaching techniques and schoolyard gardening! Learn how to grow an effective and robust schoolyard garden program.

Garden Educator Workshop: Spring Seminar 1: Learn

During the first seminar, participants develop a foundation of understanding about school learning gardens. We will build upon that knowledge and experience during the following two seminars.  

Participants will learn:
·         the basics of place-based education and the experiential learning model
·         basic organic gardening practices
·         how Next Generation Science Standards complement outdoor garden learning
·         effective outdoor classroom management techniques
·         basic garden design for new and existing spaces

Participants will join in hands-on activities outside in the garden, focused on soil, composting and early spring gardening practices. Projects will include soil preparation, testing soil temperature and planting cool season seeds and transplants. No experience necessary! Delve into lively discussions and classroom presentations.  Experience garden lessons from both a student and instructor perspective and leave feeling confident to teach in your outdoor space.  

Hands-on, outdoor garden education is part of every seminar. Come dressed for the weather and prepared to have fun and get a little dirty!

We highly encourage teams of two or more people from a school or garden project to attend this workshop to strengthen your garden program. Teachers receive clock hours in this fun and rewarding workshop. Don't forget to sign up for Spring Seminar 2: Grow and Spring Seminar 3: Eat!

Register by clicking on the link below, or you may register by paper and e-mail it to, fax (206) 633-0450 or mail to 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98103.

Hosted By: Tilth Alliance

  • Phone: (206) 633-0451

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