Connecting the Garden to Literacy

Benefiting: Denver Urban Gardens
Oct 19
Hosted by:Denver Urban Gardens
October 19, 2017 at 5:30pm to
October 19, 2017 at 7:30pm
Denver Urban Gardens map 1031 33rd Street Denver, CO 80205

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Instead of adding to your already full plate, incorporate gardening into your existing lessons! In this workshop, we will explore ways to utilize the garden and nutrition as engaging subjects to enhance literacy education. We will cover how specific lessons on connecting nutrition and literacy, as well as various other connections between literacy standards and the garden.


Join the DUG educational team in learning how to connect your school garden to the Colorado Academic Standards for Literacy. In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to lead hands-on and engaging literacy lessons in your school garden that inspire and motivate students.
  • Simple ways to incorporate the garden into existing literacy lessons.


Take home:

  • Inspiration and strategies for success in providing experiential opportunities for student inquiry and investigation into literacy in a garden-based setting.
  • An activity packet with garden-based lessons, suggested interdisciplinary extensions, a list of recommended books, and more


What past participants have said:

  • “This workshop was very practical and useful – I can take this right into the classroom.”
  • “I now know how to better engage youth and help bring literacy, math, and health into the classroom.”
  • “What I learned in this workshop will help me be more creative when planning activities in the garden with students.”


This training is for teachers, program managers and volunteers who support and facilitate youth education programs with a nutrition and/or garden component. Individuals who want to get more involved in teaching youth are also welcome to participate.


This training is not:

  • About how to start a school or community garden. (If you would like information on starting a garden, please contact us here.)
  • A comprehensive training in horticulture.
  • About home gardening as an individual or with your family.

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