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Saturday, November 16 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Growing Your School Community: How Keeping a School Garden Can Enhance Your School Curriculum While Encouraging Community

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What started off four years ago as a fifth-grade project to build a greenhouse out of almost 1000 recycled water bottles, has developed into a major component of our curriculum and a means for bringing our school community together. In this workshop, participants will gain first-hand knowledge of the steps to take to start a garden in their schools at minimal cost, and how to incorporate it into their site's existing curricular programs. Learn how to utilize the human resources within your building and school community to develop, maintain, and grow your school garden. I will also provide examples of how we branched out from just a garden to also raising sustainable chickens and developing our own nature park.

Session Objectives:

Learn about the benefits of creating and maintaining a garden at your school.
Recognize and identify the resources that may already be at your site and how you can utilize them to enrich your curriculum and school community.

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Russel Shaw

Early Years, Elementary
Russel Shaw grew up in a small rural town in British Columbia, spending many hours watching and helping his grandparents tend to gardens, cows, and chickens. Even after over 30 years of teaching, and being far away from the farm, Russel still draws on those childhood memories as times... Read More →

Saturday November 16, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm KST