Using the School Garden in the Classroom: An Overview of DUG’s Curriculum and How it Aligns to Standards

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

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Join the DUG education team to learn different ways to connect the classroom to the school garden and teach hands-on lessons in gardening and nutrition. In this workshop we will overview the DUG curriculum, how our lessons align to the Colorado Academic Standards in science and comprehensive health, and provide tips on how to engage your students in the school garden.

DUG’s curriculum provides experiential learning opportunities for student inquiry and investigation into health, earth and life sciences, math, literacy, and social science. Our seasonal approach to teaching bridges gardening, nutrition, and science using standards-aligned lessons for the elementary school classroom and garden. Each lesson includes the applicable Colorado Academic Standards in science and comprehensive health with suggested extensions and modifications. Most of our lessons are one hour and include a healthy, kid-tested recipe that is appropriate for the classroom, topic, and season.

Join the DUG educational team in learning how to use the school garden in the classroom. In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to lead hands-on and engaging lessons in your school garden that inspire and motivate students.
  • How to incorporate garden-based lessons into your classroom, and how these lessons align to Standards.

Take home:

  • Inspiration and strategies for success from DUG and other educators.
  • An activity packet packet of DUG lessons and resources.   
  • Healthy, kid-tested recipes.


Dinner provided


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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