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School Garden Teacher Training

  • 5441 Georgia 20 Cartersville, GA, 30121 United States (map)

Do you want to start a school garden?  Or do you have one that is not meeting your expectations?  Gain the skill set you need to begin a successful school garden through online learning, home experiments, and hands-on training. You’ll come away with the knowledge to create a thriving garden as well as lesson plans to connect to classroom standards.Join us for teacher training for beginners.

Or, Have you had success with your school garden and are ready to take it to another level?  Gain confidence in advanced topics like pollinator gardening, composting, advanced planting techniques and grant writing.  Join us for advanced teacher training.

Beginner Training

Start your garden off with the skills you need for success.  Topics covered in this training include healthy soil; planting for the school calendar; basic pest management; food safety in the school garden and lesson plans using your garden.


• 5 hours of online education  
• Learning experiments to be completed at home
• In person workshop taught by Extension professionals
• Participants will receive a certificate of completion
• Network with other educators and subject experts

Cost $30.00 Includes at home learning package, workshop materials, and lunch

Note:  Are you from a Georgia Organics Golden Radish award winning school?  Georgia Organics has generously offered to give scholarships to the first five teachers registering at each training location that come from Golden Radish award winning schools.  If you want to be one of those five please contact Becky Griffin prior to registering.  Thanks Georgia Organics!

Monday June 13th  8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Coastal Botanical Gardens in Savannah, Georgia.  

To register for Savannah training.

Thursday, June 16th  8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Georgia Highlands College, Cartersville, Georgia

To register for Cartersville training.