The Victorian Schools Garden Program is supported by a calendar of professional development workshops that educate and encourage educators, parents and volunteers with an interest in school garden programs, sustainability and nature based education, the basics of school gardens and engaging our children.
These workshops are designed to help schools introduce or expand their school garden program. Participants are provided skills, knowledge and expertise to manage and increase the success of vegie and other gardens, as well as exploring ways to implement outdoor learning into their curriculum. Workshops allow participants to meet experts, seeing a successful school garden in action and met like minded teachers/parents.
For more information about upcoming events, please contact VSGA Co-ordinator, Tania Karamitos on 03 9576 0599 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professional Development Workshops:
Dayleford School and Historic Gardens
Join us for a day of inspiration in Daylesford, Heppburn region for an informative day on school and historic gardens.
A day for teachers, parents and volunteers with an interest in developing their school garden program, promoting biodiversity and creating learning landscapes that provide a wealth of learning and play opportunities for children of all ages and abilities.
|Date:||Friday 24th May 2019|
|Where:||Commencing at: Daylesford Primary School
102 Vincent Street
|Time:||Workshop 9.00am – 3.0pm|
Includes vegetarian lunch and refreshments
For more information on the Dayleford School & Historic Garden workshop or to book click here.
The Importance of “Green Connections”
A special workshop held at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Sow where teachers/parents will develop an understanding of the valuable educational, health and well-being benefits from “Green Connections”.
|Date:||Wednesday 27th March 2019|
|Where:||Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show
Royal Exhibition Building
Entry at Gate 1 off Nicholson Street, Carlton
|Time:||Workshop 9.00am – 3.00pm
View show 3.00pm – 5.00pm
|Cost:||$120 Includes entry into show, lunch and refreshments|
For more information on the Importance of Green Connections workshop or to book click here.
Nature Learning Landscapes
Join us for a day visiting learning landscapes of inspirational inner city educational centres. From Kinder to Certificate 2 VCAL programs including bush and kitchen gardens that engage and include children of all ages and abilities.
|Date:||Friday 31st August 2018|
|Where:||Spensley Street Primary School, Clifton Hill
Westgarth Bush Kinder/Westgarth Primary School
Croxton Special School, Northcote
|Time:||Workshop 9.00am – 3.30pm|
Includes lunch and refreshments
For more information go to the Nature Learning Landscapes and to book click here.
Gold School Gardens in Ballarat
Teachers and volenteers..keen to develop schools gardens / kitchen gardens / your very own farm / create a master plan to develop your school gardens and grounds, come & discover gold at Wendouree Primary School, Ballarat Special School Farm and Ballarat Botanic Gardens
|Date:||Friday 4th May 2018|
|Where:||Starting at Wendouree Primary School
1224 Howitt Street, Wendouree
|Time:||Workshop 9.00am – 4.00pm|
Includes lunch and refreshments
For more information go to the Gold School Gardens in Ballarat and to book click here.