OAEC is a non-profit education center in Sonoma County that works to promote ecologically and culturally sustainable communities. Learn more.
School Garden Teacher Training
Dates: June 10, 9 am - June 14, 4 pm
To apply online for our School Garden Teacher Trainings CLICK HERE.
This five-day intensive residential training at the 80 acre OAEC site offers hands-on skills and theoretical approaches to create and sustain school garden programs. The course includes sessions on integrating the garden into curricula and state standards, as well as nutrition, recycling and vermiculture, composting, project-based learning, art, team building and fundraising.
These residential trainings are offered to teams of teachers, garden coordinators and core parent volunteers who have a relationship with a specific school or school district. In addition to lectures and presentations, participants receive 20 hours of hands-on learning in the garden, as well as written materials, curricula and a resource binder. The training is followed by 18 months of technical support offered to each participating school by OAEC staff, including site visits, consultations, and two one-day skills workshops in the spring. On completion of the course, participants can receive Academic Credits through Sonoma State University.
Click here to view the sample syllabus.
For a more detailed description of our facilities, including information on what to bring, visit our Participant's Information page.
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