Green City Teachers is an innovative training program that enables Philadelphia educators to start school gardens.
Teachers, individuals, parents, gardeners, and informal educators are invited to participate in the fall five-session course and 3-day summer course which offer a forum for sharing ideas and helps students appreciate the role of nature in their lives and ultimately introduce horticulture into school curricula, after-school programs, and service learning projects.
- Topics include basic horticulture, water, soil and composting, indoor gardening, and choosing the right plants. The summer three-day workshop focuses on building a school garden. Act 48 credit is available.
- Materials and technical assistance have been provided to program graduates to help them bring their school garden projects to life.
- The Green City Teachers also participated in several horticulture education projects.
- Program graduates have partnered with the Science Leadership Academy at Beeber to create raised beds, a pollinator garden, and sub-irrigation planters for use by the students.
- At the People for People Charter School, the program hosted a pilot, week-long summer program for the school’s educators.
Upcoming session will be listed below far in advance. If you do not see any listed, please try back soon.
The Green City Teachers Program is made possible through the generous support of:
- An Anonymous Donor
- The Connelly Foundation
- The Hamilton Family Foundation