The Victorian Schools Garden Program offers professional development workshops which educate and encourage teachers, parents and volunteers to make the most of their outdoor spaces.
These workshops are designed to help schools introduce or invigorate their garden programs. Participants are provided with the skills, knowledge and expertise needed to manage and increase the success of their gardening activities and explore ways to make outdoor learning a part of the curriculum.
Workshops allow participants to meet other like-minded enthusiasts, hear from gardening experts and visit acclaimed school gardens.
For more information about upcoming events, please contact VSGP Co-ordinator, Tania Karamitos on 03 9576 0599 or email@example.com.
Professional Development Workshops:
Sowing the Seed – Virtual Conference
This workshop has been recorded, to watch click here Sowing the Seed workshop.
|Date:||Wednesday 2nd December 2020|
|Time:||1:30 – 3:30 (2 hrs)|
|Location||From the comfort of your office/home/garden… Virtual Conference|
Join us for this two-hour, interactive and engaging conference focusing on planning for your 2021 school year in the school garden. School garden programs fulfil many STEM/STEAM outcomes and encourage students to develop agency, leadership and a voice around current issues of sustainability and climate change. Whether your school has an established garden program or you’re wondering how you can start the smallest of gardens at school, Sowing the Seed will have something for everyone.
Presenting will be a number of guest speakers who will be joining us from gardens across Victoria.
1:30 – Welcome & intro – James McLennan | VSGP Host | Grassroots Sustainability
1:45 – Reducing school resources & bills through gardens – energy, water, waste – Nicole Butler & Dominique Dybala| | Environment Education Victoria
2:05 – Garden to curriculum – Will Johnston | The Geelong College
2:25 – Breakout – group discussion
2:40 – 2021 Incursions opportunities –Formidable Vegetable | Grow Do It
2:50 – Engaging students with nature through school gardens – Richard Bellemo | RB Landscapes
3:10 – Call to Action – Costa Georgiadis | VSGP Advocate
3:25 – Closing – James McLennan
Teachers, parents, grounds staff, admin, school leadership are welcome to attend.
School Garden Programs for all Ages and Abilities
|Date:||Friday 25 October 2019|
|Where:||White Hills Botanic Gardens Bendigo
557-559 Napier St
|Time:||Workshop 9.30am – 3.30pm|
Includes lunch and refreshments
Award Winning School Garden Programs
Join us for a day of inspiration visiting 2 award winning schools to learn about their school gardens and environment programs. The day starts at Berwick Lodge Primary School and finishing at Cornish College.
Learn how to embed sustainability into all teaching and cocurricular activities and how to develop your school grounds to create learning landscapes that will transform your school so that students will learn from and interact with the natural environment.
|Date:||Friday 30th August 2019|
|Where:||Commencing at: Berwick Lodge Primary School
139 Mansfield Street
|Time:||Workshop 9.15am – 3.30pm|
Includes lunch and refreshments
For more information on the Award Winning School Garden Programs workshop or to book click here.