In this workshop, teachers and others involved with school gardens will dig deeper into the specific skills and knowledge involved in preparing gardens for the colder winter months. We will explore cross-curricular and inquiry-based learning through the autumn garden and cultivate skills in autumn garden care, including caring for soil and extending the harvest. Participants will get hands-on in the Children’s Learning Garden and leave inspired to get growing with their students, engaging garden-based learning beyond the spring growing season, into the autumn and throughout the entire school year! Participants will take home cover crop seeds that they can plant in the school garden to build soil nutrients and an autumn planting guide.
About the Instructor
The Intergenerational Landed Learning Project team is passionate about helping children learn from and care for the land and the communities who share it. Since 2002, Landed Learning has been connecting elementary school children with community volunteers to grow, tend, cook, and share food at UBC Farm and explore the connections among human and non-human communities, places, and local environments. Stacy Friedman has been the Program Manager for the Landed Learning Project for 12 years and is a former middle-school teacher. Stacy works with children, university students, seniors, elders and other community members to learn together through caring for the land, growing, harvesting, cooking, and eating together. She believes food connects us all and helps us understand our responsibilities to ourselves, each other, and to the Earth.
Date and Time
Saturday, October 13 | 10 am – 12 pm (2 hours)
UBC Farm | 3461 Ross Drive
Vancouver, BC V6T 1W5