Workshop Details
Title Cross Pollination: School Gardens Connect Curriculums and Colleagues
Year 2017/2018
Subject Area Sustainability
Audience Group All Teachers
Available to other districts? Yes
Description Are you interested in starting or using a school garden as a year-round learning ground, but don’t know how to get started? Do you need tips for working with groundskeepers and administrators? Would you like to meet like-minded teachers with whom to network and share ideas? Join us for the first of a series of courses connecting you to the soil and to one another.
Spend a delightful day at UBC’s Botanical Gardens:
We’ll spend the morning reviewing the VSB’s new garden education guide, Rooted in Place, that details how to establish and use school gardens as year-round learning grounds to cultivate inquiry. You’ll learn the basics of garden care, connect garden learning to curriculum standards, consider seasonal rhythms of the school garden, and connect to helpful resources and local experts.
After enjoying a long-table lunch together, we’ll spend the afternoon immersed in an active experience in Vancouver’s oldest demonstration Food Garden and Greenheart TreeWalk canopy walkway. Our Sustainable Field School experience promotes teamwork, creativity and fun through activities such as exploring the aerial trail system perched in the canopy of the temperate rainforest and tasting food fresh from the garden. We will explore important themes such as interconnection, communication, collaboration, leadership, innovation and mindfulness through:
• Connecting and networking with like-minded educators
• Experiential learning in our 80 acre outdoor classroom
• Enhancing capacity and skillsets for food garden education with experts
Information Ashley Bangsund, Sustainability Coordinator,
When you register for this workshop, your online confirmation screen will display a Registration ID and User Name. Go to and enter this information. You will be redirected to the Pro-D credit card payment screen. Complete the information on the screen to pay with your credit card. When the payment has been successfully processed you will receive a confirmation email.

Please register and pay your fee online as workshop leaders will not be able to collect fees.
Registration Deadline Monday, October 16, 2017
Fee Required Yes
Fee for VSB Staff $50
Fee for VSB Student Teacher $50
Fee for Out of District Participant $75


Cross Pollination: School Gardens Connect Curriculums and Colleagues

Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: UBC Botanical Gardens
Address: 6804 SW Marine Drive
Note: This program is hosted by Think&EatGreen@School, Farm to School BC, and the Vancouver School Food Network: a group of non-profits, educators and administrators working towards food knowledge in the Vancouver School District and beyond.

Max Enroll/Seats Left: 30/1
Workshop is completed

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