The school calendar and the growing season in New York do not necessarily overlap. School gardens are excellent tools learning but students often miss prime growing conditions and experiences because of how late the outdoor school garden has to be planted in our state - and summer vacation does not allow interaction with growth, blossoms, tending, and even harvesting.
Whether you have a strong school gardening program and are looking to increase your garden's impact, or are just beginning your garden connections, this conference will give you insight into best practices, challenges, and curriculum integration. As a culmination of the High Tunnels in Schools grant program, learn from teachers who have been using this tool to extend the gardening season and student learning.
All participants will receive 16 hours of professional development credit, curriculum, books, and classroom resources.
Date: August 9-10, 2016
Location: Edmeston Central School, Edmeston, NY
Fee: $30 registration fee, includes meals
Click here to learn more and register by August 1, 2016!