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Growing Minds: Garden-Based Learning from the Ground Up

July 25, 2011 @ 8:00 AM - July 29, 2011 @ 12:00 PM

| $135

Dates: July 25-29, 2011, 8am-noon

Cost: $135

Credit: 1 semester unit of graduate credit available at additional cost of $60
Place: Community GroundWorks Kids’ Garden at Troy Gardens (500 block of Troy Drive, near Warner Park)
Instructor: Nathan Larson, Education Director, Community GroundWorks
This 5-day, 20-hour course is designed for K-12 teachers and community educators who are interested in building skills in the areas of youth garden education, development, and management. This course will emphasize an inquiry-based, hands-on approach to garden-based learning. Course topics will include youth garden design and construction, funding and resources, recommended tools and equipment, organic gardening methods, cooking in a garden kitchen, garden-based nutrition, nature study and games, earth art, chickens in the garden, program evaluation, and the role of youth gardening in the sustainable agriculture movement. Course instruction will take place outdoors in the award-winning Kids’ Garden at Troy Gardens. Please bring sunscreen, drinking water, and appropriate clothing for the weather (e.g., hats, sunglasses, rain jacket). Enrollment is limited to 22 educators.
Contact Nathan Larson at (608) 240-0409 or nathan@troygardens.org for more information and to register.
Start Time:
Repeats every day until Fri Jul 29 2011 .

July 25, 2011 – 8:00am – 12:00pm

July 26, 2011 – 8:00am – 12:00pm
July 27, 2011 – 8:00am – 12:00pm
July 28, 2011 – 8:00am – 12:00pm
July 29, 2011 – 8:00am – 12:00pm

Details

Start:
July 25, 2011 8:00 AM
End:
July 29, 2011 12:00 PM
Cost:
$135
Event Category:

Venue

Community Groundworks - Troy Community Farm
Phone:
608-240-0409
500 Troy Drive, Madison, WI 53704 United States
Website:
http://www.communitygroundworks.org/

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