Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Using Gardens to Build Community

Educational gardens serve as a natural context for connecting with others and promoting dignity and the joy of meaningful collaborative work. Through the critical lenses of social justice, equity, and inclusion, we will focus on the ways we can use gardens to promote the development of positive social skills, emotional regulation, and friendship. In addition, we will provide examples of how to use history and literature related to food and farming to demonstrate how young people can create positive change in their communities.

Learn to use your educational garden to:
  • Develop a learning community 
  • Prevent bullying and biased behavior
  • Celebrate diversity in its many forms
  • Advocate for inclusion and social justice
  • Enhance instruction in academic subjects
This program is suitable for classroom teachers, community educators, and youth workers. Join us for three days of hands-on learning!
August 15-17, 2017
8:30-4 on the first day and 9-4 on subsequent days

Poughkeepsie Farm Project
51 Vassar Farm Lane, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

$200 (Grant funds keep the price of this training low.)
Lunch will be provided.

This 21-hour program is CTLE approved.