Share with children the delight of what rich organic soil can produce. Inspire young children through hands-on learning. Dig in the dirt with other amazing volunteers.
Lead a weekly garden class during the school year. Each Garden Leader is paired with a teacher at Becker Elementary. The Garden Leader prepares and leads garden class activities. The teacher and a garden assistant are present and assist the Garden Leader. Grade-level teams offer support and ideas to Garden Leaders. An orientation session and on-line resources are also available to help volunteers plan projects and activities.
Examples of themes range from preparing soil and planting seeds to transplanting, harvesting and preparing fresh food while relevant scientific concepts are integrated along the way (e.g., germination, photosynthesis, soil composition).
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 45 min class, once a week, during the school year
- love for children and the out-of-doors, desire to share knowledge and work with a team