Using Gardens to Teach – Summer Institute in New York

 Using Gardens to Teach, Summer Institute for Educators, Poughkeepsie, NY

Registration is now open for Poughkeepsie Farm Project’s Summer Institute for Educators, Using Gardens to Teach. Please share this message with anyone you know who is gardening with youth or wants to start a school or educational garden. Please see below for more details and the link for registration. We are only accepting 22 educators for the 2015 Summer Institute. Please let me know if you have any questions about the program.

Using Gardens to Teach – Summer Institute for Educators: August 18th-21st, 2015

The summer institute is designed to help educators integrate gardens into their teaching. We cover topics in literacy, social studies, science, math, and nutrition, as well as build knowledge about sustainable agriculture, food systems, social justice, and ecological gardening practices. Join us for two to four days of hands-on learning!

At this year’s institute, we are providing two days of instruction in garden-based curriculum for educators of youth in the primary grades (pre-kindergarten through grade 3), and two days of training in hands-on gardening and garden-building. Participants may register for two or four days. You may opt for two days of curriculum, two days of gardening, or all four days of the institute. Each day runs from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Dates: August 18th-19th      Garden-Based Curriculum and Instruction; August 20th-21st       Gardening Skills and Garden-Building

Workshop Location: Poughkeepsie Farm Project, Vassar Farm Lane,  Poughkeepsie, NY

Workshop Fee: Two-Day program: $120 ($60 for City of Poughkeepsie Educators) – 14 Professional Development Hours. Four-Day program: $240 ($120 for City of Poughkeepsie Educators) – 28 Professional Development Hours

Registration: Register online at:

For more information: Please call Jamie Levato at 845-516-1100 x4 or email her at

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