Saturday, November 19, 2016 -
11:00am to 12:30pm


Santa Fe Convention Center

Event Description

School farms and gardens provide a place for students to experience how science, philosophy, economics, art, and literature are all interconnected. They also offer a place to develop the system thinking skills necessary to address the wicked problems of our time, such as climate change, food security, biodiversity collapse, and the growing disconnect between man and nature. Plus, school gardens provide the space and time for contemplation, reflection, and connection with nature, each other and their inner soul. Within this workshop experienced educators will share how to work with youth within gardens and farms, how to integrate school gardens into the broader curriculum, and how to gain support from staff, students, and parents. Through this session we hope to begin building momentum towards fostering the next generation of gardeners, farmers (both urban and rural), and supporters of organic and biodynamic agriculture.