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School Gardening 2021 UF/IFAS In-service Training

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This "School Gardening Basics and Beyond 2021 IFAS In-Service Training" session introduces UF/IFAS Extension Agents to school gardening practices, techniques, resources, and innovative programming.

Part 1 features a series of presentations. Wendy Wilbur leads an icebreaker activity. Jeannie Necessary gives an FNP overview. They both present "JMG Activities to Add Pop to Your Programming." Mindy Hanak presents "School Garden Management." Carlita Fiestas-Nunez presents "Creating Garden Leaders."

Part 2 features Kaydie McCormick, Judy Dampier, and Lorna Bravo discussing garden options such as raised beds, earth boxes, and hydroponics. Sarah Hensley from Florida 4-H talks about how to evaluate these programs. Wendy Wilbur and Jeannie Necessary discuss available resources and agent sharing. Lisa Whittesley, a Texas A&M representative, shares the "Learn, Go, Eat, and Grow Curriculum."