Using School Garden Greenhouses - Webinar 12/2/20 - 11am PST

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John Fisher

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Nov 19, 2020, 3:00:00 PM11/19/20
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An Intro to Incorporating Greenhouses into Your School Garden: Extending Your Garden-Based Learning and Growing Season 12/2/20 11am-12:15pm PST
This workshop is an introduction for educators who are exploring ways to incorporate a greenhouse as a hands-on learning environment and/or tool to extend their growing. It will offer information and resources for establishing a new project or further activating an existing greenhouse or hoop house. The presentation will highlight the Greenhouse Manual created by the United States Botanic Garden, the National Center for Appropriate Technology and City Blossoms, which participants can download for free. Youth Staff members from Mighty Greens will also share their expertise and experiences growing and running their business in greenhouses in DC.

Lauren Newman, Youth Entrepreneurship Cooperative Manager, and Willa Pohlman, Director of Programming and Trainings at City Blossoms. City Blossoms is a DC based nonprofit that fosters healthy communities through innovative, community engaging programming and green spaces. City Blossoms supports schools pre-k through high school through five main program areas including the Youth Entrepreneurship Cooperative program. City Blossoms has nearly a decade of experience working with youth in greenhouses and recently worked with the United States Botanic Garden and the National Center for Appropriate Technology to produce a greenhouse manual for educators.


Jadyn Turner and Breyana Brooks are Youth Staff cooperative members from Mighty Greens, a youth led, garden-based entrepreneurship project. The cooperative members of Mighty Greens use their high school gardens and greenhouses as spaces to learn how to care for plants and produce while growing their business.


John Fisher

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Dec 2, 2020, 9:59:26 PM12/2/20
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View the archive of Intro to Incorporating Greenhouses into Your School Garden: Extending Your Garden-Based Learning and Growing Season


View school garden greenhouse images taken from these school garden elements photo albums

Here are additional resources shared from the presentation
  • Building a Greenhouse By Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

  • The Greenhouse Effect By University Corporation of Atmospheric Research 

  • Greenhouse Operation and Management By University of Missouri-Columbia 

  • The Greenhouse Project By New York Sun Works 

  • Greenhouse Projects and Curriculum Manual By Lafayette College Technology Clinic 

  • Hands On Plant Science (HOPS) By USBG

  • Integrated Pest Management for Greenhouse Operations in Maryland’s Secondary Schools By University of Maryland Extension

  • Integrated Pest Management for Teachers Curriculum By Penn State Extension 


*See Greenhouse Manual’s Appendix 4 on page 64 for more resources/information


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