Season & Curriculum Extension: Inexpensive Mini-Hoop Houses & K-12 Common Core Opportunities in the Garden!

 Afternoon Workshop:

1:15-2:15 then repeated 2:30-3:30

Season and Curriculum Extension: Inexpensive Mini-Hoop Houses & K-12 Common Core Opportunities in the Garden!

Lisa will guide you through the building of one of her Mini-Hoop houses so you can experiment with growing more food for your school each fall, winter and spring and engage students in yummy real-life investigations. She’ll share ideas for building “21st Century Skills” (aka essential skills, planned interdependence, etc…) distilled from 20 years of teaching and 15 years of hands-on farm field trips, and together we’ll relate them to the Common Core to build support for your important work. You’ll definitely walk away with ideas to implement and hand-on  tools and plants for school gardens.

Lisa Holderness grows early and late season organic plants, berries and flowers using renewable energy on Deer Ridge Farm in Guilford, VT with her husband Jerry Smith. She currently serves as NOFA VT Farm-to-Community Mentor for Windham County but has taught middle and high school science for many years, in both challenging and luxurious environments. She is dedicated to creating a more just, joyful and sustainable world through education and youth empowerment. She holds a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Teaching from Antioch University.

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