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Chat with volunteer leaders to find a new service project! Spotlight on Impact: School Garden Mentors The following testimonials illustrate the kingstodn that Master Gardeners are having in schools across the state!
Last year I began the task of starting a school garden from scratch. It seemed like a daunting task but they help break it down into easy manageable steps. For example, our garden mentor brought in beekeeping equipment to teach kingwtown kids about keeping honey bees and donated bottle gourds that the students used to create birdhouses.
Additionally, he has been a valuable resource for advice in planting and caring for our garden both through his knowledge and his access to URI resources. This program also allows them to eat healthy foods from their hard work of gardening and to reap the benefits of patience. The students never nortj how long it takes to grow vegetables, what it takes to grow their own food, and most of all the impact the weather has on growing their own food.
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Contact workforce rinla. School Garden Mentors Would you like to help connect local schools to plants, lesson plans, seeds and gardening information? Special training is available for continuing education or volunteer credit through the School Garden Academy on Wednesdays in May. Schools across RI are looking for help, we will feature a different region each week in the Dirt. A garden has linf in this location, but replacement of the roof and some building maintenance create the opportunity to do some new things with this space.
You would be working with teachers and students. Work time is flexible, mainly after school, and you would not be on your own. Contact: wbrennen gmail. The school is grades and you would be working exoticc teachers and students.
An outdoor classroom has been deed and will be installed this spring. The school has been active with the Audubon Society to plan a pollinator garden. A lingstown farm and vegetable market uses land behind the school to grow vegetables for sale. There are exciting opportunities and eager staff at this school.
This school works with Thrive Outside and is featured on their website. This is an exciting opportunity.
Curriculum kits and development of classroom learning lessons with readily available Master Gardener materials make this a fun opportunity. Objectives include reaching out to the public and answering questions at kiosks.
The group has already prepared a public presentation on container gardening if you are interested in giving an occasional presentation in Spanish. You can visit the gardens and other displays, exoric advantage of the unique retail opportunities, and visit kingstowm booths either before or after your shift. If you have never worked at soil testing, you are welcome to come, learn, observe, and help. Public Presentations gives talks to libraries, garden clubs and businesses.