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Organic Gardening Workshop for Teachers

Organic Garden Worskhops


School Gardens:
Meeting Florida Educational Standards for Science
Saturday, September 26, 2009
9 AM – 3:30 PM
 (plus 2-hour follow-up activity; total 8 hours Master Plan Points)

Miami Dade College North Campus , Green Urban Living Center
11380 NW 27th Ave ● Miami, FL 33167-3495
All participants should bring a brown bag lunch.
See registration information below.

Tuition is Free – Register early!  Space is limited. First come first served.

 Course Description:
Through lecture, discussion and hands-on methods, teachers will gain knowledge of how to construct and maintain an organic vegetable garden for classroom use, as well as how a school garden can meet the majority of Florida Educational Standards for Science.

As a result of this workshop participants will be able to:

      assess potential resources and barriers for implementing a sustainable school garden

      construct a raised-bed garden

      explain what constitutes organic gardening methods

      apply techniques for requesting and acknowledging materials donations from community sources

      utilize websites to download grade-level appropriate classroom resources

      design classroom activities and materials that integrate garden themes

      utilize the garden for hands-on learning activities that achieve the Sunshine State standards for science

To register contact Madelyn Moyer:
305-237-7119 or email  

To receive Master Plan Points you must register with Miami Dade County Public Schools Professional Development. Log in at:
Component #: 2 015 395

About the facilitators:
Joyce DiBenedetto-Colton serves as a core council member of the Earth Ethics Institute at Miami Dade College where she designs and facilitates professional development Green Studies workshops for faculty. She holds a Masters degree in Adult Education, and Graduate Certificates in both Environmental Studies and Public Health from Florida International University.

Kester Peters NBCT, EdS, MSc. teaches Science at Horace Mann Middle School. He has been teaching in the physical and biological sciences since 1982 and in Miami-Dade County since 1994. He grew up on the Island of Grenada where gardening is a way of life towards self-sufficiency.  He loves gardening at home, particularly tropical fruits and flowers.

Register with Madelyn Moyer at or call 305-237-7119





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