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Continuing Education

Starting and Sustaining School Garden Programs: Gaining Momentum and Stability

Date: 5:00pm - 8:00pm PDT April 23, 2014 Location: Graduate Campus, York Graduate Center Room 116

This workshop offers tools and resources to successfully establish a solid foundation and long-term plan for integrated school garden programs, including:

  • fundraising and securing donations
  • community organizing
  • setting up and managing a garden committee
  • recruiting volunteers
  • building a bridge between the garden and cafeteria
  • staffing
  • integrating curriculum school-wide
  • leveraging federal policies, and 
  • exploring existing resources

Learn about several different models for starting and maintaining a school garden program dependent on common variables such as district support, parent involvement, budgetary constraints, resources available and space constrictions.

Participants will be empowered to consider further integrating garden curriculum into schools by team-teaching, working with administration to set goals, using creative lesson-planning to address multiple subjects in the garden.

Part of our 2013-2014 Workshop Series

Workshop Details & Registration

Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Instructor: Sarah Sullivan

Cost: $30, includes 3 CEUs or PDUs

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Credit option: This workshop is part of the Spring 2014 Food & Garden Education Series. Each workshop can be taken individually or in sequence, with the option to purchase 1 semester hour of continuing education credit for an additional $200 after completing all 5 in the series. Registration for credit will occur at the last workshop in this series. See grey “Related Content” box for links to the other workshops in this series.

About the Instructor

Sarah Sullivan is the Program Coordinator for the Garden of Wonders program at Abernethy Elementary School. Sarah came to Portland in 2007 from Hawaii where she taught landscape and permaculture design and co-founded Hawaii SEED, the now-flourishing statewide coalition promoting sustainable, diverse, local agriculture. Sarah is the former executive director for the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association, with extensive experience in organizational management, farming with children, seed saving, grade-school curriculum development, community leadership and fundraising. 

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