Helping Kids Get Healthy

A Workshop Series for Youth Educators

The Helping Kids Get Healthy educator workshop series is designed for classroom teachers, as well as volunteers, who support and facilitate youth education that has a garden component. The workshops will introduce educators to the Healthy Bodies, Healthy Gardens curriculum, which will be modeled throughout the series. During each workshop, the DUG education team will discuss how the school garden can be used as an educational tool to teach the 2020 Colorado Academic Standards. A portion of each workshop will cover best practices for outdoor classroom management. Attendees will learn how the garden is an extension of the classroom that can be used to encourage students to explore, ask questions and connect to the natural world around them.

These workshops are 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.

Are you an employee of Denver Public Schools or Jefferson County Public Schools? If so, you can earn professional development credit for participating in a HKGH workshop! Please contact Mikhaela at to learn more about this opportunity.

We are excited to announce that educators can earn 0.5 credit hour through the Colorado School of Mines Teacher Enhancement program for attending all of the spring HKGH workshops. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Mikhaela at or at 303-292-9900 x101.

Spring Workshops

Basics of Organic Gardening – $30

Saturday, April 4th 10:00 – 12:30pm

This workshop will explore the most important aspects of organic gardening in Colorado, and you’ll learn how to plan your garden so that you can make the most of your growing space throughout the season. Other topics include soil preparation, water conservation, harvesting, and an overview of cool and warm
season crops.

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Growing Learning Opportunities in the School Garden – $45

Saturday, May 9th 10:00 – 1:30pm

Although the school year is coming to a close, there is still plenty to do in the school garden. Join the DUG education team as we learn how the school garden is a living laboratory that brings STEM standards to life! We’ll also overview summer garden maintenance to set your school garden up for a successful fall harvest with students.

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Registration for all spring workshops:

  • Register for all workshops at a discounted price of $120.
  • Attendees can earn 0.5 semester credit hour through the Colorado School of Mines for an additional $55.
  • Attendees will take home a variety of resources, including garden-related books and curriculum.
  • A light lunch is provided at all workshops.
  • Hands-on, outdoor garden activities are a part of every workshop. Come dressed for the weather and be ready to get dirty and have fun!

All workshops are held at the DUG Office:

1031 33rd Street, Denver, CO 80205

Scholarships are available!

Contact Mikhaela Mullins at for more information.


We’d like to thank the Community First Foundation and Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation for their generous support of the Helping Kids Get Healthy Educator Workshop Series!