How to Build a Garden in Your School or Community – a Hands-on Workshop, June 18-20

Posted by Pennsylvania Horticultural Society on June 18, 2019

Learn what it takes to create a sustainable garden. This program is designed for educators and folks who want to build gardens and inspire kids to get out into the garden. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A TEACHER OR A PHILADELPHIA RESIDENT TO ATTEND.  Participants will build an outdoor school garden. Plenty of hands-on activities, so come prepared to get dirty!

This 12-hour/3-session course will cover how to:

  • Design, build and maintain a school/community garden year-round
  • Involve the community in a school garden
  • Build raised beds and plant intensively
  • Make gardens accessible to people of all abilities
  • Make your school/community garden more sustainable
  • Find best ways to get the kids outside enjoying nature!
  • Get Act 48 credit if you are a Philadelphia School District teacher.

When: June 18, 19 & 20, 2019   8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Where: Overbrook School for the Blind, 6333 Malvern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19151

Fee: $50; $10 – City Year, VISTA, Americorps; Group discounts and scholarships available; inquire at

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