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Most Extension events will be offered exclusively online due to coronavirus concerns. In limited cases, certain events may be offered in-person following health and safety recommendations from the University and public health officials, including the Centers for Disease Control and the Alabama Department of Public Health.

June 24, 2021

STEM in the Garden: Teacher Training Workshop

Online, AL

Alabama Extension’s Home Grounds Team knows that for a school’s outdoor classroom to be successful, the garden must be grown and maintained correctly. STEM in the Garden will train teachers on basic gardening principles, ways to align the Alabama gardening calendar with your school year calendar, and solutions to common problems associated with outdoor classrooms. Strengthen your garden knowledge and maximize you school garden’s STEM teaching capabilities.

Sessions include:
June 15: Soil and Plant Nutrition; Conventional vs. Organic Growing Methods
June 17: Building and Maintaining Raised Bed Gardens; Composting and Vermicomposting for Schools
June 22: Pollinator Gardens; Insects in the Garden: Good and Bad
June 24: Basics of Growing Vegetables and Herbs; Edible Landscaping Ideas for School Grounds
June 29: Rain Gardens and Rainwater Harvesting; Plant Propagation in the Classroom
July 1: Hydroponic Gardening for Schools; Aquaponics Systems for Schools

CEUs: A total of 12 CEU credits are available with this course through PowerSchool. Two CEUs available per session, each session is independent, it is not necessary to attend all for CEU credits.

Allyson Shabel
(256) 612-6766


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