Non-Linear Garden Design as an Identity Affirming Garden Practice

Upcoming webinar

Non-Linear Garden Design as an Identity Affirming Garden Practice

GSG Summit Webinar Series:
Non-Linear Garden Design as an Identity Affirming Garden Practice

MARCH 15 at 11AM PT/2PM ET

From the chinampas of Mexico, to the terraced gardens in Asia & companion planting practices around the world, our ancestors point the way to designs that circumvent tidy row cropping most common in gardens. By exploring nonlinear designs we can re-center the practices of ancestral growers and invite conversations about identity and heritage into our garden programs. Join us for a workshop that engages the senses as we journey towards collective care and common ground in our school gardens. Participants will roam displays of culturally significant crops, share their personal connection to these crops and collaboratively build a colorful poster display of culturally affirming garden themes that align with Common Core Standards to bring back to their schools. We are a team of educators and sustainability leaders from the west coast and the midwest who blend a unique, student centered, multicultural and nature based pedagogical practice. We will share our most successful examples of fully integrated garden learning, including the founding of a seed bank by Lukas, age 14. You will take away inspiration and concrete strategies for culturally affirming garden education to scale or translate in any garden program.

This live webinar is the last one of a six month Growing School Garden Summit Webinar Series, featuring presentations from the April 2022 Growing School Gardens Summit, hosted by the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation in partnership with Life Lab and the SGSO Network. All presenters are compensated for sharing their expertise with our Network, generously funded by the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation.