March 9, 2018 - 8:49am --

Do you want to learn how to lead youth in gardening activities?  The 4-H Project Green Teacher series will help you to create fun garden activities for youth, map out a school garden learning program, and become more confident as a school gardener.  4-H Project Green Teacher is a program facilitated by Ohio State University Extension personnel in Franklin County, in collaboration with area partners. This three-day series is scheduled for June 11-13, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., both on and near the Ohio State University campus. 4-H Project Green Teacher is open to educators and others who would like to learn how to garden with children in schools, afterschool programs and other settings. Some of the topics to be covered include site selection, sustainability, soil testing, a history of plant-based foods, behavior management in the garden, bees and native pollinators, garden specific activities such as mulching, composting and amending; integrated pest management, soil testing, growing vegetables, volunteer management, engaging stakeholders, hydroponics and aquaponics, the farm to school program and more. There is an opportunity to earn up to 22 contact hours, as well.

The cost of the program is $150 per person. Click here to learn more about Project Green Teacher and click here to view the 2018 Project Green Teacher pamphlet. Register today! The deadline to register for this series is April 30, 2018.