Planning Your School Garden

February 11th

Always wanted to start a garden at your school? Have a garden that you could use some support keeping up?

This workshop is open to educators, parents, community members, and anyone who would like to learn more about creating and sustaining school gardens.

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Planning Your School Garden

Thursday, Feb. 11th, 3-6pm

358 Springside Ave

New Haven, CT

An introductory workshop for planning, building and sustaining a school garden program including construction and maintenance, fund-raising, community engagement and curriculum integration. Connect to others who are trying to create or sustain an educational garden program in a local school; come with questions, challenges and success stories to share!

Contact Jill Herbst at or call (203)389-4333 x1212.

Join Common Ground staff for this engaging workshop!

Jill Keating-Herbst is Program Manager for the Connecticut School Garden Resource Center. In her six years at Common Ground Jill has also managed the K-8 field trip program, served as camp co-director and taught in all children’s programs. Before joining the Common Ground team, she taught elementary and middle school science in public schools and for a variety of environmental and farm education organizations. She holds an M.Ed. in science education.

Diane Litwin is the Field Trips Program Manager at Common Ground. Diane has taught on-site and off-site after school programs, field trips, and summer camp. Diane brings five years of farming and education experience to the School Garden Resource Center team. She holds a degree in Elementary Education and loves fermented foods.

Kendra Dawsey is a FoodCorps Service Member based at Common Ground. She has been interested in food and education since her college years. Kendra works closely with New Haven Public Schools to create sustainable learning gardens for everyone to enjoy and teaches food and gardening education to elementary-aged students. Kendra also runs the Common Ground High School Cooking Club!