Online training for youth & school garden programs

Farm Forum

BROOKINGS – Interested in using a garden to teach children? SDSU Extension is offering a series of Webinars for those working with educational teaching gardens.

School teachers, afterschool and summer garden program leaders and helpers are all encouraged to participate in the ‘Youth in the Garden Webinars.’

Webinars are scheduled for the second Wednesday of the month. The next session will be held April 10, 2013, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. CST. To participate in the Webinar, visit and click the link within the event posting. Participants are encouraged to log in within 15 minutes of the specified time.

The program is “Selecting Appropriate Varieties for the Garden,” and it will be presented by Amanda Bachmann, Consumer Horticulture Field Specialist.

Save the date for this upcoming session:

May 8, 10-10:30 a.m. CST: “Vegetable Diseases,” presented by Mary Roduner, Consumer Horticulture Field Specialist and “Growing a Container Salsa Garden with Youth,” presented by Ann Schwader, Nutrition Field Specialist.

If you would like to receive more information on trainings and funding opportunities related to youth gardening programs or to exchanging questions and ideas with others involved in similar projects, e-mail Chris Zdorovtsov at Christina.Zdorovtsov@sdstate.eduto be added to the SDSU Youth Gardening LISTSERV.