We know a lot has changed in the last few months and school gardens are a big one! Many of you look forward to being outdoors with your students planting and tending to your garden beds. This year is different and we feel it with you!
We're working with partners to create systems to better support your school garden efforts. Please take a moment to share what's happening at your school so we can better serve you.
Do you have a garden, outdoor classroom, or greenhouse at your school? We want to hear all about them! The Clark County Green Schools team is gathering information on school gardens to better understand how we can support schools in their efforts to create, maintain, and sustain their gardens. This information will be used in preparation for next school year. Please take our short survey.
For those interested in learning more about outdoor and garden-based education, there is a free 15-week online class called "Teaching in Nature's Classroom: Principles of Garden-based Education" starting on May 18th. Presented by Rooted, Life Lab, and the Wisconsin School Garden Network, this 15-week course is for both new and experienced educators to learn best practices when teaching in an outdoor setting, with a focus on school and community youth gardens. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for completing all 30 hours. They also have the option of registering for two graduate credits through the University of the Pacific.
The Clark County Master Composter Recyclers have put together a webinar series. For the ones that have passed, links are available to the recording.
Occurred Saturday, May 2nd Via ZOOM
Learn how to compost the SMART way. Construct a compost pile with experts, and view demonstration compost bins in action.
Red Worm Composting
Occurred Wednesday, May 6th Via ZOOM
Learn how to construct and maintain a worm bin. Turn your kitchen trimmings into garden gold.
Lasagna Garden Composting
Saturday, May 16th, 10 - 11:30 a.m. Via ZOOMBuild and plant a raised bed garden. No tilling or turning required and most materials are free! Don't worry if your soil is clay, sand, grass or weeds - this method goes right over the top.
Learn tools on how to minimize food spoilage.