Growing and Teaching in A School Garden: Taking The Next Steps – Workshop (School Gardens Series #2)


In this workshop, teachers and school staff, who have existing school gardens, will explore the multitude of ways we can expand and deepen meaningful academic learning in the garden classroom. Cross-curricular examples of playful learning and inquiry will be shared, with reflections on how we can document and assess learning in a non-traditional classroom. We will also review practical school gardening tips to enhance your student engagement, like strategically planting crops for harvests during the school year, soil preparation, summer watering solutions and pest management tips and tricks. Classroom management in the outdoor classroom, as well as ideas for funding your school garden, will be presented. Participants are encouraged to bring photos or garden plans of your school or teaching garden to discuss.  Enroll in all three workshops as a short course, and receive a 15% discount!

About the Instructor


Megan Zeni is a mom, teacher, master gardener and classroom gardener. Megan is a professional educator with over 20 years of classroom experience who re-imagined the prep role at her public school and turned it into her dream job of teaching all day in an outdoor classroom and school garden. Megan is an advocate for taking children outdoors in all kinds of weather to learn, play and grow. She is a nature play enthusiast who spends her downtime with her family hiking, boating and skiing.

Date and Time

Wednesday, November 29 | 6 – 8 pm (2 hours)


$39 ($32 for registered students — valid student ID is required) + GST  (Enroll in all three workshops as a short course, and receive a 15% discount!)

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