Granny’s Garden School offers workshop for school garden educators, volunteers

The Schoolyard Nature Network, a program of Granny’s Garden School, is offering a day-long workshop for current and aspiring school garden teachers and volunteers on Saturday, November 2 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at their offices at 20 Miamiview Dr. in Loveland. Roberta Paolo (a.k.a. Granny), founder and executive director of Granny's Garden School and Jody Maher, its Education Director, will lead the workshop. The purpose of the training is to provide attendees with tips and advice for how to plan and prepare this fall for the upcoming school garden season. Cost for the workshop is $100, and the preregistration by emailing is required. A soup and salad lunch will be provided.

This workshop is for you if:
• You are thinking about starting a school garden next spring;
• You started a school garden this fall and are wondering how to prepare for next spring;
• You are a teacher who would like to learn how to use a garden as a teaching tool;
• You are a volunteer who would like to learn how to lead a class in the garden;
• You want to network with other school garden teachers and developers;
• You are completing your first season of a school garden program and now know all of questions you should have asked earlier;
• You would like to learn how to use Granny’s Garden School’s lesson plans and garden calendar to create a program that works for your school;

Roberta “Granny” Paolo invites all current or prospective school garden developers to attend, no matter their experience or place in the process. While the general outline of the agenda is pre-determined, instruction is tailored to the specific attendees and their needs, based on pre-existing knowledge and level of development.

Visit for more information about the workshops and other programs offered by the Schoolyard Nature Network and Granny’s Garden School.

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