Register for UGA's School Garden Teacher Training

Have you heard of the rooftop garden at Maynard Jackson High School or Katie Carlson's first year as a rookie education garden leader at Garden Hills Elementary?

Farm-to-school programs are becoming more popular in Metro Atlanta elementary, middle and high schools. Don't miss an opportunity to lead an educational garden at your local school!

Register for UGA Center for Urban Agriculture's School Garden Teacher Training. Registration ends June 19th, see more details below.

Have you wanted to start a garden at your school but weren’t sure were to begin? Do you have a school garden and it is not as beautiful and productive as you would like? Do you need ideas on how to best use your garden?

Discover interesting ways to use your garden as a classroom and learn how UGA can be a valuable resource for you. At the conclusion of the training you will have a lesson plan ready to use and a wealth of valuable information to ensure your garden’s success.

On-line and Hands-on

The first part of the class is on-line and you can complete it at home at any time before your hands-on day. At the hands-on day you will get your hands in the soil and learn practical skills to assist you in your garden.

The hands-on day is offered three times during summer 2015 at some of the most interesting gardens in the area. Each workshop starts at 8:00 a.m. and finishes at 1:30 p.m.  Pick one location:

  • June 23rd at the Research and Education Garden on UGA’s Griffin campus

  • June 25th at the UGArden in Athens

  • June 30th at the North Fulton Government Annex on Roswell Road, Atlanta

Topics covered include:

  • garden location

  • raised bed construction

  • healthy soil

  • planting techniques

  • pest management

  • vegetable suggestions

The class fee is $25.00 and includes lunch. The hands-on days will be from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Choose the hands-on location closest to you. All locations will cover the same garden topics.

To register click here.

Contact Becky Griffin at for more information on the training or Beth Horne at for information on registration.