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Lynn Hyndman
06:38 AM ET (US)
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Lynn Hyndman
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Lynn Hyndman
11:50 AM ET (US)
Plant give away

Anne Wetterlund sent this message:

Lemoi Ace Hardware on Davis has some leftover tomato and pepper plants for school gardens.

We'd like to give them to a good home this week.I work there. Please call 847-2717018 or email me if you would like them.

Stephanie Fine
10:22 AM ET (US)
You might be interested in the upcoming Fresh From the Farm Educator Training Workshop in Chicago. Three-day training: May 22, 28, & June 21. We’ll be unveiling our new Garden Curriculum, Sow & Grow! Fresh from the Farm is an externally validated and nationally ranked experiential farm to school program featuring K-8 curricula that encourages healthy choices and environmental awareness among children. Fresh from the Farm curricula align with Common Core and Illinois State Learning Standards. Cost of training: $145 per person. Walk away with:
- Curriculum materials and activities to implement immediately in your classroom
- Knowledge and resources to start and maintain a garden
- A network of farm to school experts and educators to support your efforts

Want to register? Have questions? Email:
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Lynn Hyndman
11:10 AM ET (US)
School Gardening Conference at the Chicago Botanic Garden & School Garden Road Trip
See below for information on both events.

Next Generation of School Gardening 2014

June 28 at the Chicago Botanic Garden
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fee: $110 (20 percent discount for Educator Members)
Grade level: PreK-12
CPDU credit: 7.5

Whether you’re just getting started or working with an established school garden this conference is for you. Keynote William C. Sullivan from the University of Illinois begins the morning with “Landscapes for Learning: How a School Garden May Improve Student Success”. Other presenters – Chicago Botanic Garden experts, high school and special education teachers, and science educators from the Chicago area – will provide tips on plant selection and care, with hands-on demonstrations of techniques for working with soil and plants while making connections to your curriculum. This year’s conference will highlight ways to use gardening to support Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards across grade levels.
Learn More and Register

One CPS Lane credit (pending CPS approval) and one graduate credit (additional fee) are available for teachers who attend both the conference and the School Garden Road Trip on July 12. Call (847) 835-8253 for more information about this option.

We will provide a light breakfast, snacks, and beverages. Please bring a sack lunch.
School Garden Road Trip
July 12 at the Chicago Botanic Garden
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $75
Grade level: K – 12

CPDU credit: 7.5 (1 CPS Lane credit (pending CPS approval) and 1 graduate credit are available if this class is taken together with the School Gardening Conference)

Join us on a tour of school gardens in the Chicago region. Learn directly from the schools about their challenges and successes and how their teachers use the gardens with their students. Explore school garden themes, techniques, and ideas for using school gardens to make cross-curricular connections.
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