School Garden 101 Training Offered this Summer

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Schools that want to build a strong team to start or continue to expand a school garden will benefit from a series of five classes offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. School Gardens 101, a five session course, will be offered this summer in Woodbury County.
School Garden 101 provides school staff with horticultural skills and shows them how to connect gardening principles to school activities. It will also help school staff work together to develop and build a school garden. Participants will also learn how to build a compost bin, test soils, plant seeds, and incorporate garden produce into classrooms and cafeterias.
“The intent of School Garden 101 is to increase the number of school gardens in Iowa,” said Susan DeBlieck, State Coordinator for the Master Gardener Program with ISU Extension and Outreach. “At the end of the program the school teams will have a budget and plan to obtain funds to build their school gardens.”
School Garden 101 will be held on June 4th, June 5th, June 6th, June 18th, and June 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Woodbury County extension office, 4728 Southern Hills Drive, Sioux City, IA 51106.
The program is intended for school teams of three to five people. The cost is $100 per team, which provides all supplies and a resource binder filled with educational materials for the classroom. The registration deadline is Friday, May 24th.
For more information, contact the Woodbury County extension office, 712-276-2157, or email Katelyn Brinkerhoff at

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