There is definitely no shortage of resources for starting your own school garden in NYC! We’ve covered how you can DIY with GrowNYC’s Grow to Learn program, start a school garden on a fence with the Wooly School garden program, or even pursue becoming an Edible Schoolyard NYC garden site.
But if you really want to talk to the experts and get comfortable with the basics, NYBG is hosting another School Gardening workshop on election day- November 8th. Register soon before spaces fill up!
School Gardening Workshop at New York Botanical Garden
8:30 am – noon; Cost: $35
Come learn about the benefits of having a garden on your school site. Join NYBG staff and other gardening organizations to learn about logistics, resources, and curriculum connections for creating, maintaining, and integrating gardens into your students’ learning. This half-day workshop is the perfect primer for helping you begin planning or even rekindling a garden on your school site.
If you can’t make the election day workshop, NYBG also offers more extended Professional Developments around school gardening:
School Gardening 101: Creating a Garden February 18-23, 2013
School Gardening 201: Curriculum Connections July 22-27, 2013