Garden to Table Community Training Courses

Educator Professional Learning and Volunteer Training Course

Save the Date for Summer/Fall 2023 Trainings, starting August 3rd!

haven’t attended a GTT training yet? THis one’s for you! Teacher and volunteers are invited to attend all trainings together this season. videos of spring 2022 trainings are posted below.

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Great news! Our Spring 2022 training was a huge success, and both teachers and parents/volunteers asked for more, so we’re offering Part 2 in early 2023! Our grant from Boulder County Sustainable Food and Ag continues to be available to pay stipends. (Details below)

  • Thursday, August 3, 2023  3:00-5:00 pm  – Virtual on Zoom (2 hours)
  • Thursday, August 31, 2023  4:00-6:00 pm  – BVSD school/garden, TBD (2 hours)
  • Thursday, September 14, 2023  4:00-6:00 pm  – BVSD school/garden, TBD (2 hours)
  • March 9th 4:00-5:30 pm – Volunteers (hybrid with zoom option)
    • +1.5 hours asynchronous work time for teachers
Why a parent/volunteer training? Why a teacher training?

Garden to Table empowers school communities with gardens and curriculum to engage all students in experiential outdoor education. We are half of a partnership – the school (parents, volunteers, and teachers) are the other half. Without you, learning would not happen and the gardens would flounder, so we want to be sure you feel well equipped to fill and grow your role as an educator, Garden Lead, or volunteer in the garden. This will be a chance to meet teachers and volunteers from your own and other schools, and learn answers to questions you may have about your school’s garden or gardening generally. 

We’d love your support getting the word out to fellow teachers and community members about our Winter 2023 training. If both volunteers and teachers receive more training and support, we know each school garden can better fulfill its learning potential in 2023 and beyond. Could you please help by sharing this info with others who may be interested, and with your school’s administration to include in upcoming newsletters?

What will the training cover? 

FGarden to Table staff will guide you to make best use of your school’s garden classroom.  This Part 2 training will build on our 2022 session, and revisit previous topics as needed. Content will be finalized based on the needs of enrollees, and groups will be split as needed to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to make the most of this training.

  • Lindsey LeCuyer – Program Director, is a former public school educator and has 10 years of experience as a Garden Lead at one of our partner schools.
  • Leslie Norcross – Community Engagement Director, is familiar with many aspects of our organization, with 9 years of experience as a Garden Lead at one of our partner schools, and 3 years as a Garden Coordinator.
  • Adoree Faul – Co-Garden Manager, has experience in permaculture, organic farming and education in both hemispheres, with a background in Human Nutrition and Food Science.
  • Courtlyn Carpenter – Co-Garden Manager, has worked on numerous farms across the United States and is involved with gleaning initiatives throughout Colorado.
Credit and Stipend Details
  • Teachers – BVSD teachers may receive .25 Salary Credit for 7.5 hours of professional learning, or Instructional Seat Time and a $100 stipend upon completion of the entire course (5.5 hours in person and 2 hours independent).
  • We do not have funding for volunteer stipends this year, but we will provide child care as needed for all participants.

Questions?  Please let us know. We’ll do our best to get back in touch promptly.

Parent leadership and volunteer roles – raw video footage from April 9th, 2022 training
5th grade cover crop lesson/outdoor classroom management – raw video footage from April 9, 2022
2nd grade lettuce harvest and 3rd grade planting – raw video footage from April 9, 2022 training
Stereotypes and biases that show up in school gardens – raw video footage from April 9, 2022 training
GTT’s ecologically sound garden practices – raw video footage from April 9, 2022 training
Video of online resources training held March 8, 2022