School Workshops

Offering workshops for schools grades K-12 and community organizations

Bring Learning Alive

Growing Schools offers workshops for schools grades K-12 and community organizations! Developed from over 25 years of school gardening programs, our workshops are designed to engage youth with food systems and gardening throughout the entire school year.

Our gardening workshops can fulfill the needs of your school garden during the various seasons so that students and staff are engaged in the continued care of the garden. We offer workshops that can be done in outdoor spaces (Gardening, Apple Pressing and Indigenous Plants), in the kitchen (Water Bath Canning), and in the classroom (Garden Planning, A Globalized Food System, Microgreens, and Herbalism).

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Help educate the youngest Haitian generation, and prepare them for a prosperous future.

2023-2024 Workshops

If you’re an educator interested in any of the workshops, contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

Garden Planning (Indoors)

How do you decide what to plant in the garden, and where to plant it? A lot of planning goes into a successful garden. In this workshop, learn about plant families, crop rotation, companion planting, and permaculture to plan out the next growing season.

Growing Food Indoors: Micro-greens

Have you ever wished you could grow fresh produce all year long? Well, you can – with micro-greens! Learn all the basics on how to grow healthy and delicious micro-greens indoors, providing a nutritious addition to salads, sandwiches and more throughout the entire year. Test taste some sprouts, and plant seeds in containers for your micro- greens.

Putting the Garden to Bed (Outdoors)

The growing season is over, so what next? In this workshop, we will go through the steps needed to preserve soil quality and “put the garden to bed” for the season. Doing these tasks now will get the garden beds ready for spring. Topics and activities to focus on may include soil erosion, composting, weeds, the use of cover crops and mulch, seed saving, and overwintering crops.

The Ups and Downs of a Globalized Food System

Why should we care about the local food system? In this workshop, we’ll look at a recent timeline of food. What does the globalized food system look like? How has the industrialization of agriculture impacted the food system? Let’s talk about systemic issues facing our communities. Learn about food apartheid, and look at socio-economic food imbalances and their effects on populations. Discuss some place-based solutions.

Indigenous Plant Identification & Uses (Outdoors)

Let’s open this space by talking about the importance of Indigenous plants for food, medicine, tools, etc. You’ll get to do some taste and smell tests of products made from Indigenous plants.

Custom Workshops

Do you have a topic in mind that could be demonstrated by talking about gardening, agriculture or the local food system? We can customize our existing workshops, combine different elements of existing workshops, expand on existing workshops, or develop new lesson plans to suit your unique classroom goals. Describe your request when filling out the workshop sign-up form.

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Help educate the youngest Haitian generation, and prepare them for a prosperous future.

Jaden Lakou Initiatives

Click on the projects below to explore what Jaken Lakou is doing for Haiti

Fruit Tree Project
Community Orchard
Farm Gleaning
Seed Library
Community Food Project
School Workshops