Professional Development Workshops

The Newark Network of School Gardens is a collaborative of educators, parents, administrators and others interested in opening a world of gardening to young people. 

Be A Greedy Gardener

Wednesday, March 21st • 4-5:30PM • $5

In this Professional Development Workshop you will get comfortable preparing, cooking, and eating with your students. Learn the basics of good nutrition to get students started on a lifetime of good health. Hands on cooking and tasting!

Young Sprouts – Garden and Cooking Adventures for Early Childhood

Wednesday, April 25 • 4-5:30pm • $5

Get comfortable preparing food, cooking, and eating with your students. Even the youngest learners can get excited about healthy eating when they get to help!

Cooking is the perfect way to practice hands-on math, science, and more.

Your Curriculum In Your School Garden

Wednesday, May 23 • 4-5:30pm • $5

Starting a school garden is hard. Sustaining it is even harder. But making the garden a vital part of your school’s curriculum can be the most daunting task of all. Come to this workshop to discuss methods for aligning standards-based curricula in science, math, language arts and more with the possibilities presented in the school garden. Participants will take away ready-to-use lesson plans from leaders in the field of garden-based education.

Back To School/ Back To The Garden – Grants Roundup

Wednesday, September 12 • 4-5:30pm • $5

Share your successes and challenges and learn how to grow some green$ for your school garden in this grant-focused roundtable.

So You Want To Start A School Garden

Wednesday,October 24 • 4-5:30pm • $5

Whether you are thinking about starting a garden at your school, or want to improve the garden that you have, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to plan and design your garden, basic gardening skills, necessary resources (including fundraising for your garden), outdoor classroom management, and what you can teach in the gardens.



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