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Fall online courses announced

Two horticulture 6-week distance learning courses will be offered this fall for educators and volunteers who want to enhance their garden-based learning program:

Planning and Organizing Sustainable Gardening Programs – Starts Sept. 4.
Looking to start a school or community-based garden program, but do not know where to begin? This course focuses on the foundations and benefits of garden-based learning, and provides the tools, resources, and collaborative support needed to plan, organize and develop a successful and sustainable gardening program that fits your organization’s needs.

Teaching and Learning in the School Garden – Starts Oct. 8.
Focusing on the foundations, benefits, and teaching strategies of garden-based learning (GBL), participants will build a toolbox of resources for developing a school gardening program that meets cross-curricular needs. Case study, research, and GBL resources are evaluated through group discussion, learning activities, and reflective journals. Educational theory will be put into practice using real-world tools, through collaboration, practicum, small and whole group discussion, lesson plan assignments, and the final portfolio project.

For each of these course, participants who receive a cumulative outstanding or satisfactory grade Cornell University will award 3 Continuing Education Units and a certificate.

Find out more about these and other distance learning courses offered by the Department of Horticulture.

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