“A Garden In Every School”

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March 1, 2016

“A Garden In Every School”

Provided by a generous grant from the Boeing Company,  MEEC is proud to present “A Garden In Every School” FREE teacher workshop!  This NEW and ENGAGING 2-hour workshop will present educators with resources to aid in establishing and sustaining a  successful school garden!!!  Educators of grades K-12 are invited to attend the upcoming workshop at one of three locations throughout the High Desert.  The workshop will allow educators to learn how a school garden can provide active-learning opportunities for their students that integrate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities with Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards.  Participating educators will receive a FREE STEM Garden Kit which includes the award-winning resource book “The Growing Classroom- Garden and Activity Guide,” along with a garden drip irrigation kit, a soil moisture meter and  Agriculture in the Classroom’s “Resources 4 Every Season” curriculum!


 Topics covered during this workshop will include:

  “Planning & Designing Your School Garden”

“What & When To Plant”

“Integrating Gardens into STEM Service-Learning Projects”



This workshop is being offered at three locations throughout the High Desert.  Workshop time is 4:00 PM-6:00 PM for all locations.  Registration begins at 3:45 PM.


  • March 24, 2016: Twentynine Palms Elementary School

74350 Playa Vista, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

RSVP by March 18, 2016

  • April 12, 2016: Palmdale Palmdale Conference Center/AVUSD

1156 E Ave S, Palmdale, CA 93550

RSVP by April 1, 2016

  • April 28, 2016: Mojave Desert AQMD Offices

                  14306 Park Ave, Victorville, CA 92392

RSVP by April 15, 2016

Seating is limited to 25 teachers   so early sign up is recommended.  These workshops are limited to EDUCATORS and SCHOOL GARDEN COORDINATORS ONLY.  To register, please contact Samantha Murray, MEEC Program Specialist at (760) 245-1661 ext. 6717 or email smurray@mdaqmd.ca.gov.

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