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Education Professionals Invited to Go Green for Gardens at 2nd Annual Staten Island Garden Summit

Teachers, sustainability coordinators, parent coordinators and garden champions: it’s your lucky day!

The Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness (SIPCW) and the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) invite you to the 2nd Annual Staten Island Garden Summit on St. Patrick’s Day—Friday, March 17, 2017. This interactive Professional Learning Opportunity will give you the tools to start, expand or sustain your school’s garden.

At Petrides Campus, you’ll have the opportunity to choose from several interactive workshops on the following topics:

    • STEAM: Inspire students by integrating your garden into STEAM curriculum
    • RESOURCES: Learn about funding and grant opportunities for school gardens
    • HEALTHY FOODS: Participate in healthy food demonstrations and learn about Garden-to-Café programs
    • PLANTING PLUS: Interact with local farmers and learn about planting, composting, irrigation systems, soil testing, summer sustainability planning and harvesting

In addition to the useful information and hands-on training, you’ll also receive plants, seeds, raffle opportunities and other great giveaways. A light lunch will be graciously provided by The Michael J. Petrides School.

Concerned about leaving your school short staffed? Don’t worry – D31 funding for substitute teachers is available.

RSVP today for this fun, informative event, by visiting our EventBrite invitation.

Questions or comments? Contact Jody Stoll (SIPCW) or Stephanie Caloir (NYC DOE.)