Sprouting School Gardens
Sprouts School Garden Workshop is E.A.T. South’s annual event to help teachers plan gardens for their schools. Gardens provide hands-on learning opportunities for children in science, math, reading even history. Research on gardens and connecting children to nature in general shows that just being outside, just being able to see a tree from your window can improve test scores, seriously.
We want to see school gardens bloom, but as any gardener knows, gardens are work, often joyful work, but teachers already have full work loads. The Sprouts workshop offers inspiration and connection to resources to help teachers create successful gardens.
The Montgomery area is full of gardening resources and expertise, and we drew on that knowledge to offer the best workshop, yet. From personal experience with school gardens to curriculum for your classroom, our speakers provided great overview for new gardeners.
We had a lot of help making this workshop a success.
Thank you to our amazing speakers: Foster Dickson, Booker T. Washington High School, Andrea Carter, Alabama Farm to School, Mallory Kelley, Montgomery County Extension, Ashley Smith, Alabama Forestry Alliance - Project Learning Tree.
Thank you to our sponsor - Alabama Ag in the Classroom for helping us do the work of putting this great workshop together!
Thank you to the people who fed, hydrated and kept us caffinated: Prevail Union Coffee, Whole Foods Market, The Fresh Market, Cahawba House, and Dreamland BBQ.
And thank you to the participants, the teachers, who are growing young minds! We’re so grateful for the work you do every day.