Using Gardens to Teach
Summer Institute for Educators
Registration information coming soon! Please email Jamie for questions.
August 18-21, 2015, 9am-4:30pm
As part of the Growing City Seeds project to develop gardens as centers of learning in the city of Poughkeepsie, the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and the Poughkeepsie Farm Project are pleased to offer a summer institute designed to help educators integrate gardens into their teaching.
Join us for three days of hands-on learning! We will cover topics in literacy, social studies, science, math, and nutrition, as well as build our own knowledge about sustainable agriculture, food systems, social justice, and ecological gardening principals.
Credit: 28 professional development hours
- Learn about how gardening benefits youth
- Know how growing and eating organic, local food contributes to a sustainable ecosystem
- Learn the major principles of plant ecology
- Learn about social issues related to food and agriculture
- Learn how to grow and cook healthy, nutritious food with youth
- Gain resources on how to design and implement a school garden
Poughkeepsie High School and the Poughkeepsie Farm Project, Poughkeepsie, NY.
Although in the past our workshops for educators have been subsidized for all educators, this year our funds are from a local source so we are only able to subsidize the participation of Poughkeepsie educators. The full fee for the Summer Institute is $150. The discounted fee for Poughkeepsie educators is $30.
Registration is closed; please email Jamie to be added to the wait list.
To register, fill out our form here. Then please proceed to the payment below.
Contact Jamie Levato by email or phone 845-516-1100 x4.
For a printable flier, click here.
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