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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Garden Workshop – Extend Your Growing Season & Explore Microgreens
May 11, 2019, 10:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m., North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Lane, Manitowish Waters
Would you like fresh, local microgreens, spinach, lettuce or herbs in February? What seems impossible becomes reality with the use of indoor passive solar growing spaces, cold frames, DIY hydroponic systems, and high tunnels. This workshop will provide resources, stories and examples of season-extending options with Regional Coordinator Adriane Morabito. Participants will also learn how to grow nutrient-rich microgreens with Ann Ertl from Three Sons Pork & Greens Farm from Hazelhurst, WI. Please register by May 9 online at http://bit.ly/ExtendGrowSeason or call the Discovery Center.
Developing & Sustaining Networks: Creating Collective Impact
May 16, 2019, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Join Wisconsin School Garden Network Director Nathan Larson and our colleagues, Sharon Danks and John Fisher, for the Children & Nature Network International Conference in Oakland, California. In their workshop, these three long-time garden-based education advocates will focus on the importance of networks and learning from each other. Well-developed networks and networking among our organizational peers strengthen the work we do and can drive collective action. During this session, we will define the power and purpose of well-defined networks, share examples of collective impact, and model effective networking strategies. Presenters will provide brief descriptions of the networks they have developed with an emphasis on the how and why of bringing people together. Participants will be encouraged to share their successes, challenges, and aspirations related to fostering networks and influencing collective action. Learn more and register here!
27th National Children and Youth Garden Symposium
July 10-13, 2019, Madison, WI
Registration is now open for the American Horticultural Society National Children and Youth Garden Symposium! The 2019 event will take place July 10-13 in Madison, Wisconsin, hosted locally by Community Groundworks, the University of Wisconsin’s Environmental Design Lab, and the Wisconsin School Garden Network. At the core of the symposium are peer-led educational sessions that focus on relevant, thought-provoking topics, provide attendees with practical knowledge and skills, and appeal to attendees representing a variety of experience levels, educational settings, and youth audiences. Learn more and register here!