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Growing School Gardens: Teacher Training Workshop

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Johnson County/ISU Extension Office 3109 Old Highway 218 S Iowa City, IA 52246

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Join us for Growing School Gardens: Teacher Training Workshop, hosted by ISU Extension and ICCSD Farm to School, a program of Field to Family.

The workshop will be held at the Johnson County/ISU Extension Office and Montgomery Hall on the 4-H Fairgrounds. Activities will be held in both buildings, located an easy walk across the parking lot from each other. Please come dressed to walk outside between activities.

For lunch you can purchase a box lunch (see order form for menu options) or bring your own lunch. The lunch hour will be a time to meet other school gardeners and share ideas. Plus we'll be giving away some great door prizes.

Workshop Topics

Connecting Gardens with the Classroom

  • Connecting Learning With Living curriculum resources from ISU Extension; includes “hands on” learning and curriculum review and discussion by Janet Toering, author of the gardening curriculum
  • Combining gardens, Iowa Core, and healthy food at ICCSD schools
  • Nature Explore: Learning with children in nature
  • Soil Science

Growing Healthy Food for Snacks and Lunch

  • Garden to Cafeteria: School Garden Food Safety Guidelines
    with Alison Demory, ICCSD Director of Food Service
  • Top 10 Easy Foods to Grow and Eat