Green City Teachers Basic Training

Posted by Pennsylvania Horticultural Society on October 19, 2015

Green City Teachers Basic Training Come play with plants and get credit for it!

Learn about gardening, greening and the environment, and how to incorporate it into classroom or after-school activities.

Green City Teachers uses experiential learning (yes, get your hands dirty!) to help teachers, educators, administrators, parents, volunteers & others to gain the skills to integrate horticultural and environmental education into curricula, after-school programs, and service-learning projects. This five-session course offers a forum for sharing ideas and helping students appreciate the role of nature in their lives. Topics include basic horticulture, food gardening, trees, indoor gardening, and habitat gardens. For educators of pre-school, K- 12.

Come play with plants and get credit for it! Up to 15 hours of Act 48 credit are available.

Classes will meet at PHS Town Hall 100 N 20th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

The event runs Wednesdays: October 28; November 4,11,18, 5:30–8:30 pm

The school gardens tour is Saturday, November 7, 10 am–1 pm

Fee for the course is $50. Take-aways include lesson plans, lesson supplies, books, light units, and plant material. After completing the course, teachers are given the opportunity to apply for up to $500 worth of in-kind support for their chosen project. AmeriCorps, City Year & VISTA fee is $10.

To register:

To see Green City Teachers in action:

For more info: or call 215-988-8846.

Please feel free to email me directly if you have questions.

Let’s have a garden in every school!

Sally McCabe
Senior Manager, Community Education
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
100 N. 20th Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1495

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