What is 4-H Project Green Teacher?
4-H Project Green Teacher is a school garden educational program for afterschool personnel, educators and others who are engaged in, or would like to learn more about gardening as a context for learning.
Grow Your Knowledge!
What is your worst fear when it comes to educational gardening--that things won’t grow--that the kids will be wilder than weeds in the garden? 4-H Project Green Teacher is a program facilitated by Ohio State University 4-H personnel in Franklin County, in collaboration with School Gardens of Ohio.
Meeting dates and topics*
January 8: First steps; engaging stakeholders and more
January 15: Site selection and soil testing
January 17: Overview of specific garden terms and practices; composting, IPM
January 22: Farm to School connections; Behavior management in the garden
January 29: Garden themes and types; Basic information about growing specific vegetables and other plants including cold weather plants
February 5: Connecting the garden to good nutrition; Taste testing; Soil & water activities
February 12: Grant writing for the school garden; Gardening in Grandview
February 19: Hydroponics, aquaponics and chickens!
February 26: Plant-based foods and their amazing impacts on history; Bees and native pollinators;
March 4: Season extension celebration/certificates
Note: The program will take place on Wednesdays from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. on the OSU campus. Unless OSU closes due to inclement weather, the series will be held as planned. Please use your own judgement as to your ability to attend these sessions during a weather event.
*Topics subject to change slightly
Location: OSU Extension Franklin County, Kunz-Brundige Franklin County Extension Buidling, 2548 Carmack Rd, Columbus, OH 43210
Time: Wednesdays 4:30pm-7pm