Using Gardens to Build Community: Summer Institute for Educators

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August 15, 2017 (All day) to August 17, 2017 (All day)


Poughkeepsie Farm Project 51 Vassar Farm Lane, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

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Jamie Levato

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Educational gardens serve as a natural context for connecting with others and promoting dignity and the joy of meaningful collaborative work. Through the critical lenses of social justice, equity, and inclusion, we will focus on the ways we can use gardens to promote the development of positive social skills, emotional regulation, and friendship. In addition, we will provide examples of how to use history and literature related to food and farming to demonstrate how young people can create positive change in their communities.

Learn to use your educational garden to:

Develop a learning community in order to prevent bullying and biased behavior
Celebrate diversity in its many forms
Advocate for inclusion and social justice

This program is suitable for classroom teachers, community educators, and youth workers. Join us for three days of hands-on learning!

$200 (City of Poughkeepsie educators receive a discount of $100.)
Lunch will be provided.

This program is eligible for 21 professional development credits.

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