Sunday, March 6, 2011

Free garden educator training available

Press release from CCE-TC:

Interested in gardening with kids or hands-on gardening opportunities in your community?
Take a FREE 20-hour gardening and teaching workshop!
Training Starts Monday March 14th! 6-9pm

Gardens 4 Humanity (G4H) is recruiting parents, teachers, students and all interested community members to become Gardens 4 Humanity teachers. As a G4H teacher, you will receive a free 20-hour garden based learning training on topics including gardening basics, effectively teaching kids and adults in and out of the classroom setting, and garden and food related activities.  After the training, you will be able to shadow experienced G4H teachers in a classroom, after-school or community setting during garden based learning programs.  You will then be matched with a school or community site in Tompkins County to teach/help/lead a group on a regular basis.  (We will do our best to match you to a school or community center of choice/close to your home.)

NOTE: In exchange for the free 20-hour training, Gardens 4 Humanity asks for 20-hours of volunteer time in Tompkins County. No prior gardening experience is required.

Dates: Monday March 14 6-9pm, Monday March 28 6-9pm, Saturday April 2 10-4pm, and Monday April 11 6-9pm.  You must be able to attend all 4 sessions unless special arrangements are made.
Location: Greater Ithaca Activity Center (GIAC) 301 Albany Street (unless noted otherwise) For more Information and to Register: Visit our web site: and fill out an application.

**Gardens 4 Humanity (G4H) is a community-driven organization that promotes economic, personal, and neighborhood empowerment through urban gardening and local farm connections.

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