Starting a School Garden Workshop

Friday, July 15—9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. ET

Wanting to start a kid-friendly garden at your school, farm, or community site? Looking for inspiration and new lesson ideas for a current educational garden? Community Food Initiatives has over a decade of experience partnering with schools, farmers, and community groups in rural Appalachian Ohio to design engaging garden programs for youth from pre-school through middle school.

In this workshop we will discuss CFI’s history of school gardening, lessons learned, and best practices for building fabulous garden education programs in small communities on a shoestring budget. There will be a tour of the rural Amesville elementary school garden to see an example of a small but effective garden set up, and time to network with others involved in educational garden spaces. Each participant has their choice of a printed or PDF copy of our CFI School Garden Toolkit and will receive materials to complete several hands-on, take home activities that can be easily implemented in your own program or site.

Registration: $25 Includes your choice of a printed or PDF copy of the CFI School Garden Toolkit and all materials. Address will be provided upon registration.

Questions: Contact OEFFA Education Programs and Events Coordinator Milo Petruziello at (614) 421-2022 or For more information about the workshop, contact Molly Gassaway at (740) 593-5971,, or

Learn more about other events in the 2022 OEFFA Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series.

Photo Credit: Community Food Initiatives

Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
41 Croswell Rd.
Columbus OH 43214


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