Garden Educator Training Series
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Garden Educator Training Series

Garden Educator Training Series

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Weedon Island Preserve and Florida Botanical Gardens

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Join UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program and UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County for the fall Garden Educator Training Series! This series of four sessions will equip you to have a successful gardening season this fall and into the future. Participants who attend all four sessions will receive a certificate of completion and a resource binder.

This learning experience is open to school gardens, community gardens, volunteers, and anyone interested in supporting them. We will focus not only on gardening skills, but also on forming a garden team, integrating the community, curriculum connections, garden design for effective teaching, seasonal activities, and incorporate networking time and a hands-on activity at every session. Each session will be held on the 2nd Thursday of the month, from September through December from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

Summarized Schedule:

September 14 – Getting Started. Activity: Setting up Micro-Irrigation.

October 12 – Community Partners, Curricula Tie-In. Activity: Gardening for Grades Square Foot Planting.

November 9 – Planning and Integrating. Activity: Composting Techniques, Worm Farm How-To.

December 14 – Nutrition Education, Garden Maintenance Plan. Activity: Cooking from the Garden.




The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations. Ethnic background and racial information are collected to comply with Federal reporting requirements for Extension programs. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.


Pinellas County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this class you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Prior to two working days before the class, please contact the Office of Human Rights, 400 S. Fort Harrison Ave., Suite 500, Clearwater, FL 33756, (727) 464-4062 (Voice/TDD).

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