Archive for December, 2014

Connecting your School Garden and the Classroom

Date / time:            Saturday, February 7, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to noon

Location:                  West Woodland Elementary | 5601 4th Avenue NW (front door is on 3rd Ave NW)

Hosted by:              Seattle School District, Seattle Tilth, Slow Food Seattle, and West Woodland Elementary Garden Committee

Featuring:               Workshop Format:

·         Assistant Professor Megan Bang, from University of Washington, College of Education, will be joined by Dan Gallagher, Seattle School District’s Science Program Manager, to explain Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and discuss how to use school gardens as a tool to engage students in Science and potentially other subject areas.

·         Time allocated to ask questions, share ideas, become inspired.

·         Small group sessions are being planned in response to what you told us you’d like to learn.

·         Garden-related organizations will be invited to share information on their available resources they to help with your school garden.

The full program will be distributed after Winter Break

Please RSVP:          Sean McManus, smmcmanus@seattleschools.org , 206-252-0619


 Other Important Names:

Gretchen DeDecker | Seattle Schools, Self Help Projects Program Manager |  gdedecker@seattleschools.org

Sean McManus | Seattle School Self Help Projects Coordinator, | smmcmanus@seattleschools.org

 Sharon Siehl | Seattle Tilth, Garden Program Director | sharonsiehl@seattletilth.org

 Philip Lee | Slow Food Seattle | philip@readerstoeaters.com

Rick Swann | Slow Food Seattle | rickswann@me.com

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Planting Bulbs

Planting Bulbs

Thanks to a generous grant from our PTA, APP@Lincoln is hiring a part-time (approximately 4-5 hours a week) garden educator to work primarily with our third grade classes. Please read and share the job announcement and job description!

Job Announcement: Part-time Garden Educator (1 day onsite/4-5 hours per week, 18 weeks from February-June)

APP@Lincoln Elementary School seeks a part-time garden educator to work primarily with our third grade classes as we establish a school garden program. The garden educator will also help us raise the visibility of the garden in the school and local community. He or she will additionally facilitate a partnership between our school and the nearby FamilyWorks Food Bank, to whom we hope to donate a share of our produce. This position will be offered a stipend of $2700. Garden supplies will be funded separately. Please see attached job description for more information.

Please email resume and cover letter to Kimberly Christensen at KimberlyChristensen@live.com by January 9th. Position open until filled.

School Garden Educator Job Description

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