Teaching the Garden: A Workshop for Teachers

 

NYC Foodscape is happy to announce a new garden education training workshop for teachers. Teaching the Garden is a series of workshops designed to help schools, churches, camps, after-school programs and other youth and community organizations teach gardening, food and cooking, and related activities to kids. 

Flexible Workshop Curriculum 

The workshops are designed to help teachers learn how to develop and incorporate year-round garden-based education curriculum into their classrooms and programs. Regardless of your gardening knowledge, we will give you community and school garden curriculum ideas and activities for teaching kids the lessons of the garden, from seed to soil to plate and beyond, to the art, poetry, and community that gardens grow. 

 

 

Formats and Fee Schedule to Meet Your Budget

 

Additional Services

  • Garden Planning
  • Recipe Development
  • Photography and social media 

Tap into NYC Foodscape’s Broad Experience in School and Youth Gardening Programs to Help Incorporate Garden Education into the Classroom 

Carolyn Zezima, through her company, NYC Foodscape and in previous organizations, has launched, managed, planned and/or assisted in implementing numerous successful urban farming and youth gardening projects in Chicago and New York City in the past eleven years, including founding an urban farm and environmental learning center in 2006 in Evanston, Illinois called The Talking Farm. Growing from her and her first board’s original shared vision and pilot programming, the farm is currently in full operation on 2.5 acres, with hundreds of rows of specialty crops, several large hoop houses, a greenhouse, a cold storage building, school gardens and vigorous sales to restaurants, farmers markets and farmstand/CSA. 

In New York since 2010, NYC Foodscape has partnered with numerous urban farming, gardening and community organizations, schools and settlement houses to create or enhance their urban farming and gardening programs, including serving as technical advisor to help plan and install the Battery Urban Farm’s inaugural 2011 season and advise participating schools and community groups about gardening techniques and food production.

To learn more about the teacher training program and all of the Children’s Garden programs at Campos, contact Carolyn Zezima of NYC Foodscape at nycfoodscape@gmail.com.

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