Openlands believes that school and community gardens are a great way to connect people to nature. Our program includes a series of workshops that are offered throughout the calendar year with class and field components. Lessons are taught by local experts focused on maintaining school gardens in an environmentally sustainable manner.
2020 Spring Workshops for Garden Teams, School Staff, Parents, and Community Gardeners:
- Seeds, Weeds, and Deeds: Building Community While Stewarding Your Garden: More details in the flyer in English & Spanish.
- Plotting for Success: Vegetable Garden Basics for your School or Community Garden: More details in the flyer in English & Spanish.
2020 Spring Workshops for Teachers, Administrators and School Staff:
- Improving Student Focus, Health & Grades: The Benefits of Teaching Outside
- Taking in the Outdoors, Letting Out Anxiety: Forest Therapy and Social-Emotional Learning Outdoors
Held throughout the year at Building School Gardens schools, these workshops give teachers and garden team members tools that help them to maintain the garden, and to use the schoolyard as a part of class lessons, and it provides garden teams with a networking opportunity.
Peoples Gas is the Principal Sponsor of Building School Gardens.