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STEM in the Garden: Teacher Training Series
Alabama Extension’s Home Grounds Team knows that for a school’s outdoor classroom to be successful, the garden must be grown and maintained correctly. STEM in the Garden will train teachers on basic gardening principles, ways to align the Alabama gardening calendar with your school year calendar, and solutions to common problems associated with outdoor classrooms. Strengthen your garden knowledge and maximize you school garden’s STEM teaching capabilities.

Sessions include:
June 14: Soil and Plant Nutrition; Organic vs. Conventional Growing Methods
June 16- Building and Maintaining Raised Bed Gardens; Seed Starting for the Classroom
June 21- Pollinator Gardening- Who they are and what plants attract them; Insects in the Garden: How to attract beneficials and eliminate pests
June 23- Rain Gardens and Rainwater Harvesting; Composting and Vermicomposting in Schools
June 28- Basics of Growing Vegetables and Herbs; Edible Landscaping Ideas for Outdoor Classrooms
June 30- 25 Landscape Tips for the Outdoor Classroom; Ornamental Ponds: Plants and Maintenance

CEU information is forthcoming. CEU credits are available with this course through PowerSchool, CEUs available independently by session.

Recommended curriculum to accompany this course: The Garden STEM: Curriculum for your Garden Classroom
by Katie Donohoe (Author). ISBN-10: 0986187100; ISBN-13: 978-0986187100. You can find a copy of the curriculum here:

Allyson Shabel at or Rudy Pacumbaba at for more information about this Workshop Series.

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