Wisconsin School Garden Network offers free school garden trainings at schools, community centers, and non-profit sites around Wisconsin. Trainings provide information and inspiration to anyone interested in starting or sustaining a youth garden. They also offer a platform for those invested in youth gardens to exchange ideas and resources. Themes and topics will vary.
Here, you will find information about upcoming Wisconsin School Garden Network trainings, as well as other events around the state related to garden-based education.
Have an event that you’d like us to share? Email Communications Director Renata Solan at firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of your event.
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Learning in the Garden: Principles of Garden-based Education
February 10, 2018, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Madison, WI
Educators and parents will enjoy learning about the many positive benefits of garden-based education for children of all ages through engaging stories, vivid photographs, and interactive discussions, songs, and activities. Attendees will also receive free copies of the presenter’s widely acclaimed book, “Teaching in Nature’s Classroom: Core Principles of Garden-based Education”. Find information about tickets and sessions here.
WEBINAR Learning Gardens & Learning Landscapes: Connecting Young People to Nature
February 27, 2018, 3:30 p.m.
Join the next installment of NAAEE’s monthly webinar series. We’ll be joined by Dilafruz WIlliams (Portland State University), Nilda Cosco (Natural Learning Initiative at NC State University), and Robin Moore (Natural Learning Initiative at NC State University), who will be discussing learning gardens and landscapes and how we can design opportunities to connect more young people (and educators!) to nature. Register here!
Organic Apple Growing Class
March 16, 2018, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., East Troy, WI
Michael Fields Agricultural Institute is hosting a workshop on organic apple tree management, grafting, and pruning. Every participant will go home with at least one and probably two apple trees that they have just grafted, for planting this spring.
This workshop is designed for individuals and school gardeners and community gardeners who manage trees non-commercially. Learn more and register here!