This workshop aims to prepare teachers to effectively start and/or maintain outdoor school food gardens as year-round learning grounds. Participants will learn or further develop hands-on skills in a school garden, including preparing garden beds for planting, planting seeds and transplanting seedlings, watering, weeding, and harvesting. We will also consider seasonal flow of activities through the school year. This workshop is appropriate for both elementary and secondary school teachers with none to some gardening experience. Participants will have the opportunity to start and take seedlings back to their school or community garden. They will also receive a copy of the VSB’s school garden guide, Rooted in Place, and a classroom poster to guide and inspire the school garden year.
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 supportive 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. Kailee Hirsche is the Landed Learning Garden Coordinator and Children’s Programs Manager at the UBC Farm where she brings both her passions for working with children and plants. Kailee holds a Bachelor of Science in Global Resource Systems from the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at UBC.
Date and Time
Saturday, October 6 | 10 am – 12 pm (2 hours)
UBC Farm | 3461 Ross Drive
Vancouver, BC V6T 1W5