Online training for youth & school garden programs
BROOKINGS – Interested in using a garden as a teaching tool with 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 June 12 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. CDT. To participate in the Webinar, visit http://www.iGrow.org/events and click the link within the event posting. Participants are encouraged to log in within 15 minutes of the specified time.
During the June 12 Webinar, Amanda Bachmann (Consumer Horticulture Field Specialist) will discuss “Pollinators, Butterflies & Natural Enemies.” This presentation will cover some of the beneficial and beautiful insects that gardeners can attract to their plants.
Save the date for these upcoming sessions:
July 17, 10-10:30 a.m. CDT: “Social Studies in the Garden,” presented by Chris Zdorovtsov, SDSU Extension Community Development Field Specialist and “Kids Food- Balancing Choices,” presented by Marjorie Zastrow, SDSU Extension Nutrition Field Specialist.
Aug. 14, 10-10:30 a.m. CDT: “Food Safety in the Garden,” presented by Lavonne Meyer, SDSU Extension Food Safety Field Specialist and “Science in the Garden,” presented by Chris Zdorovtsov, SDSU Extension Community Development 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.edu to be added to the SDSU Youth Gardening LISTSERV.