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School Garden Conference Set for Oct. 15 in San Diego

School Gardens Conference Set for Oct. 15

“GARDENING WITH CLASS” SCHOOL GARDENS CONFERENCE PROVIDES TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS & PARENTS UNIQUE LEARNING OPPORTUNITY IN SAN DIEGO AREA

Saturday, October 15 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

Hosted by The San Diego County Master Gardener Association, the 14th Annual School Gardens Conference, “Gardening with Class”, is geared toward preschool through high school educators, administrators, parents who coordinate school garden programs, and other interested parties. This one-day conference will provide in-depth education on working with students to grow edibles on school grounds. The many benefits of these programs is creating great interest at all grades levels.

Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost is proud to be a sponsor of this event. F3 works to help educators and students learn more about sustainability as part of the firm's Going Green! commitment.

Session topics will include Creating Your School Garden; Sustaining Your School Garden; Using the Outdoor Classroom to Tie Learning to Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards; Creating a Pollinator Garden; Growing Vegetables with Kids; Teaching Nutrition and Healthy Eating In the School Garden; and Worm Composting, among others. Other presentations, demonstrations, workshops, exhibits, resources, prizes, free plants and other goodies will complete a fun and informative day.  A continental breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee.

Registration is online at http://www.mastergardenerssandiego.org/seminar/index.php.  The Conference fee is $50; Garden Clubs, PTAs and Educational Foundations may be resources to request scholarships to cover the cost. Teachers can receive 1.5 quarter units, UCSD Extension in-service credit for the day.  Space is limited to the first 125 registrants, so early registration is advised. 

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