School Garden Teacher Trainings

Our School Garden Teacher Training enhances and broadens the capacity of school staff and parents to establish and use their own school garden. The course orients educators of the power of school gardens in promoting academic achievement, healthy lifestyles, environmental stewardship, and community and social development. Olivewood Gardens is an expert in the Next Generation Science Standards and aims to equip every teacher with tools necessary to integrate science, health, and the environment into all aspects of learning. Participants can learn how to establish a school garden team and become familiar with a variety of helpful resources related to creating and sustaining a school garden program at their school site. Additionally, our trained educators can facilitate lessons specific to each group- interested in learning more about compost? Or exploring natural phenomena in your school garden?  We want to hear from you!

Available topics include:

  • Outdoor classroom management
  • Plant-to-Plate: Connecting nutrition and garden education
  • Curricular connections
  • School gardening basics
  • Envisioning your school garden program
  • The importance of school gardens
  • Planning your harvest

Cost for a 3.5 hour training for up to 25 adults: $750.00

Cost for a 7.5 hour training for up to 25 adults: $1,500