4-H Project Green Teacher program focuses on gardening and whole child nutrition


4-H Project Green Teacher, the school garden series for educators and others interested in school gardening, will return to The Ohio State University Columbus campus June 6-10.

The series is designed for those who would like to use the garden as a context for learning with youth, meet resource personnel and boost their confidence as a garden educator. Participants also can network with others who are interested in school gardening. 

The series will be hybrid this year and participants can participate either virtually for $25 or in-person for $40. The program will run from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. daily, with an exception for those participating online. Register here.

Research has shown that gardening with youth has significant impacts including higher test scores, increased love of learning, better nutrition and teamwork skills. Session topics range from beginning a school garden and soil selection to farm-to-school connections and celebrating the harvest.  

Presenters are from a variety of backgrounds and include classroom teachers and Ohio State University Extension personnel.

The series will culminate with a 4-H Project Green Teacher certificate and the opportunity to earn up to 20 contact hours. To learn more, contact Sue Hogan.