Our Garden Educator Workshops are designed for classroom teachers, parents and family members, community members, informal educators, and anyone interested in using the garden as a learning environment. Everyone is encouraged to engage in these lively discussions and sessions!
Tilth Alliance has offered Garden Educator Workshops since 2009. Our experience as a co-principal investigator in the Learning in Places research project has expanded and informed our trainings. In addition to the the topics we’ve covered over the years, our workshops include the Learning in Places model of pedagogy centered on racial equity, culture and identity, ethical and evidence-based decision making, and just relationships with the natural world.
Through outdoor, hands-on activities, you’ll learn the important components needed for a sustainable garden program, including: organic gardening techniques, garden design, curriculum connections, the role of a garden coordinator and garden activities that engage a variety of ages. You’ll experience these lessons as a student and learn some outdoor classroom management techniques.
You’ll also learn how to develop an effective garden lesson for any subject. The garden provides an opportunity for students and teachers to engage in meaningful connections, and we’ll explore how the Next Generation Science Standards expands these activities. Tilth Alliance is a partner in the Learning in Places research project, and has been working together since 2015 to bring all of these exciting ideas together.
Leave inspired and prepared to launch a dynamic and engaging garden program for your school, child-care facility, community center or faith-based organization, or learn new techniques to apply to an established program. Treat yourself to a learning opportunity!