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Helping Kids Get Healthy

A Workshop Series for Youth Educators


These unique workshops are designed for teachers and volunteers who work in youth education programs that focus on nutrition and gardening. Join DUG’s Education Team to learn different ways to use your school garden and how to teach hands-on lessons in gardening and nutrition. Each workshop highlights unique, seasonally-appropriate lessons from DUG’s School Garden and Nutrition Curriculum

Interested in attending multiple workshops throughout 2015? Purchase a
5-workshop punchcard good for any of the following workshops.

2015 Workshops

  • Plant Parts Unit: Plant Parts We Eat
    Tuesday, January 20, 5:30 - 7:30pm 
    These lessons introduce kids to the plant parts they are eating in their everyday meals. 
  • Build Your Own Grow Lab & Seed Starting in the Classroom
    Thursday, February 5, 5:30 - 7:30pm
    Learn how to build and use grow-labs to start seedlings with youth. 
  • Panel Discussion: Engaging Students and Community in the School Garden 
    Special workshop in partnership with Slow Food Denver
    Thursday, March 5, 5:30 - 7:30pm
    Learn best practices for engaging community and developing learning opportunities for students in the school gardens from on-the-ground experts in the DUG and Slow Food Denver networks. 
     
  • Plot Planning & Spring Planting
    Thursday, April 16, 5:30 - 7:30pm
    Prepare for the upcoming gardening season by learning the basics of plot planning and spring planting for school gardens. 
     
  • Introduction to Garden-based Cooking
    Special workshop in partnership with Slow Food Denver
    Thursday, May 7, 5:30 - 7:30pm
    Learn from our partners at Slow Food Denver how to lead engaging cooking classes, how to teach knife skills safely and simple cooking activities that can be used in any garden situation. 
  • Organic Gardening for Youth Educators
    Wednesday, July 8, 8:30am - 5:00pm
    Get your hands dirty in this full day gardening workshop for youth educators! We will split our time between the classroom and garden as we explore a foundation of growing practices that will help to build confidence and skills in educators. 
     
  • Nutrition Label Unit: Developing Nutrition Detectives
    Tuesday, August 4, 5:30 - 7:30pm
    These lessons help kids put on their detective hats by learning how to read nutrition labels and recognize healthy food options. 
  • Connecting the Garden to Literacy
    Tuesday, September 15, 5:30 - 7:30pm
    Explore ways to utilize the garden as an engaging subject to enhance literacy education.
     
  • Colors Unit: Eating a Rainbow
    Tuesday, October 13, 5:30 - 7:30pm
    These lessons introduce students to the wide array of colorful vegetables and fruits that can be used to enhance the nutritional value of their daily food choices. 
     
  • Worm Composting in the Classroom 
    Thursday, November 5, 5:30 - 7:30pm
    Learn how to build a worm compost bin that can be kept in the classroom throughout the winter. Students will learn concepts related to life cycles and decomposition, and can use their compost in the garden in the springtime.  

Also see:

About Youth Education
School Garden and Nutrition Curriculum
Youth Farmers' Markets

Connecting Generations
Denver School Garden Coalition