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 email@example.com with the details of your event.
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Wisconsin School Garden Network Webinar: Exploring Soils in the Garden
September 26, 2019
Soils are alive with a variety of organisms that recycle nutrients, water, and gases. In this free webinar, we will discuss STEM lessons that we can harvest from the soil and demonstrate activities that allow students to explore the power of soils and the world beneath our feet. Activities will include:
- “Soil your Undies” Challenge – measuring biological activity with a pair of underwear!
- Soil breathing
- Earthworm monitoring
- The teabag test
Join Dr. Veronica Justen of UW-River Falls and bring the wonder of soils to your garden classroom! Learn more: http://bit.ly/ExploringSoilsWebinar
Free Webinar: Volunteer Management and Community Support
September 26, 2019
Are you looking to engage your community in building, maintaining and celebrating your garden? School gardens are ideal places to involve the community and school gardens also require significant maintenance so they’re the perfect place to bring people together. Join us as we discuss a few ways in which we have involved the community from regular maintenance with families, weekly volunteer hours, to large work days. We will discuss some of our favorite ways to get people out and excited, ideas for managing large volunteer groups, how to engage consistent volunteers, and help keep your garden looking good.
Presented by: Sam Ullery: School Gardens Specialist Office of the State Superintendent of Education Washington, DC and Willa Pohlman Director of Programing and Trainings City Blossoms. This webinar is a part of the School Garden Support Organization (SGSO) Network.
Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch
October 10, 2019, Madison, WI
Join millions of Crunchers to celebrate Farm to School Month! On Thursday, October 10th, people at schools, early care centers, hospitals, colleges, non-profits, and more will CRUNCH into locally sourced apples. Learn more here.
27th National Children and Youth Garden Symposium
October 17-20, 2019, Madison, WI
The four-day Wisconsin Science Festival is a statewide celebration with events across Wisconsin for people of all ages. Events include hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, pub nights, workshops and more. Learn more here.