Thursday, January 05, 2017

Educators & Parents invited to school garden workshop Jan 14

Are you interested in starting a garden program at your school? 

Do you already have a garden but need resources to help it grow? Teachers, parents and school administrators are invited to attend “Just Add Water,” a school garden workshop, from Noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Library! at Cole & Ustick 7557 W Ustick Rd, Boise ID 83704. 

The workshop is presented by the Boise Urban Garden School and University of Idaho Extension with support from Boise Parks & Recreation. 

School gardens help youth establish healthy eating habits, connect them with math and science curriculum in the garden, and teach them to be environmental stewards. 

Topics include: 

  • Garden planning 101
  • Food Safety
  • Managing your garden through a Garden Advisory Committee
  • School garden success stories
  • Participants will receive extensive resources on the Just Add Water flash drive.
  • Participants will engage in a hands-on activity and take home supplies for their own school garden

Cost is $25. To register email or call (208) 376-3006. Payment is required before workshop. More information at 

Teachers interested in receiving graduate level professional development credit for this workshop through the University of Idaho can contact Ariel Agenbroad at Cost $60.00.