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Building a School Garden: Gearing Kids Up for Farm-to-Table Fun!

  • Eden Hall Campus, Lodge Kitchen 6035 Ridge Road Gibsonia, PA, 15044 United States (map)

This workshop will provide educators and community members with effective and creative tools for starting a school garden. Through observations of the Eden Hall Campus Farm and an interactive presentation and dialogue, participants will get a firsthand experience understanding a farm-to-school model. Logistics of garden planning, materials acquisition, and lesson planning, and cooking lessons will be discussed. Participants will leave with the methods for constructing small to medium garden spaces and will have the opportunity to create their own garden plans on GrowVeg, a unique garden software. Participants will also have the opportunity to tour the Eden Hall campus' growing spaces and learn about season extension.

Fee: $40

10% discount for all Chatham University alumni!

Instructor: Gianna Fazioli

Gianna Fazioli is the Director of Shady Side Academy Farms, a Pre-K through 12 independent college preparatory school in Fox Chapel, PA. Gianna also teaches as an adjunct faculty for the Falk School of Sustainability and Environment. Her course offerings include Agroecology, Growing Sustainably, and Sustainable Food Systems. In her role as Director of SSA Farms, Gianna oversees the operations, maintenance, hands-on experiential learning opportunities, and ongoing improvement and expansion of the SSA Farm program on all four SSA campuses; work collaboratively with faculty to further integrate the farm into the PK-12 curriculum and with staff to link the farm to other campus events and programs; and manage the weekly Fox Chapel Farmers Market.

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