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 Director of Youth Garden Support Erica Krug at firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of your event.
Look for this carrot icon to find free Wisconsin School Garden Network workshops:
SGSO Network Webinar: Engaging With Your District School Garden Community
May 24, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. Central Time
Presented by the School Garden Support Organization Network, this is the 2nd of a two part webinar series focusing on school district-wide school garden programs led by school district staff and the unique opportunities and challenges they face. This webinar will focus on engaging your school district community, including topics such as setting up peer learning communities for teachers across a district and community partnerships with examples from three districts across the country of different sizes. It will run for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Learn more and register here.
Teaching in Nature’s Classroom Course
This course, developed as a companion to the book Teaching in Nature’s Classroom: Principles of Garden-Based Education, is an opportunity for educators new to outdoor and garden-based learning, as well as educators who are experienced in the field, to consider best practices and reflect on their own teaching practice in outdoor learning environments, with a focus on school and community youth gardens. Learn more and register here.
Growing Gardens Summit
April 22-25, 2022 in Denver, CO
Mark your calendars! The Growing School Gardens Summit is a gathering designed to support our shared work to strengthen the school garden movement at local and national levels so that all children and youth can have vibrant, resilient school garden programs. As the first-ever national gathering focused entirely on school gardening, the summit will unite educators and leaders to share innovations and harness our collective power for future change. Learn more and register here.