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Monday, February 23, 2015

Free Teacher Training in Sault Ste. Marie - March 3rd

Join MSU Extension for Siting, Planning and Funding Your School Garden on Tuesday, March 3rd. Workshop runs 9:00am - 3:00pm at the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District building in Sault Ste. Marie.

Training is FREE and open to all teachers, parents & school garden volunteers! Thanks to the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians Health Department the training is free, lunch is provided and each school will receive a copy of How to Grow a School Garden. SCECH credits are available.

To register email kathryn.o' or call (906) 635-6368.

What does a school garden involve? What does it cost? How do we get started?
Learn to design a school garden project which will be climatically appropriate, realistic in implementation feasibility, fundable, sustainable, and successfully integrated into your learning community! Experienced U.P. hoop builders will share siting considerations as well as introducing different designs and estimated costs for structure. Examples of design and utilization challenges and achievements from existing U.P. school garden projects will be highlighted. Learn about strategies for engaging youth, families, community and developing plans for use. Training will cover school garden grants, how to tell your garden story to potential funders, and other garden and farm to school based fundraising.

See attached flyer with agenda and speakers list for more information.

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