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Educational Gardening Opportunities

Most of the information on this page is from the book The Northwest Gardeners' Resource Directory, by Stephanie Feeney

Ampersand Press
Makes The Garden Game, and The Bug Game, two educational games for children explaining how a garden works.

British Columbia Hedgerows Garden Tapestry
lists the details of the VanDusen Botanical Garden's Education Program and that of the U of BC's public education program.

City Farmer, British Columbia
Involved in public education concerning waterwise gardening and composting.

City of Vancouver (B.C.) Engineering Services
Involved in public education concerning waterwise gardening and composting.

Clackamas Community College
Certificate and degree programs offered include a Horticultural Certificate, Horticulture Associate Degree of Applied Science and Agriculture one-year Transfer Program.

Composting In Schools
From Cornell University's Educational Sciences for Educators and Youth group.

The Evergreen Foundation

Fungi Perfecti
The Stamets Seminars are in-depth workshops in mushroom cultivation utilizing tissue culture, spawn generation techniques, substrate preparation, inocculation techniques and strategies for maximizing yields.

Garden Works
Offers classes and newletter sections written for the interests of children.

Kids & Classrooms
Forum for teachers, teacher educators and community partners interested in using plants and gardens to enrich learning.

Let's Get Growin!
Offers an enormous selection of curriculum (formal and informal) supplies geared to the environment and nature, including many gardening-based materials.

MBGnet
A world wide learning community for kids and classrooms.

North Cascades Institue
Two nationally recognized programs are the Watershed Education and Mountain School, environmental educational programs with broader application to the inter-relationships of the natural environment and human responibility.

Oregon State University
Undergraduate program has two options: Horticultural Science and Turf and Landscape Management.

Portland Community College
A range of course offerings in both Horticulture and Landscape Technology.

Seattle Tilth
A protective and educational atmosphere for the "Teaching Peace through Gardening" Curriculum.

City Farmer: Urban Agriculture Notes

Northwest Gardening

Sunday Afternoon Seattle Plant Tours
led by Arthur Lee Jacobson
2215 E. Howe st., Seattle WA 98112
(206) 328-8733
The emphasis is on wild plants, including edibles and trees, landscape specimens and wild. More about ordering Aurtur Lee Jacobson's book Trees of Greenlake.

University of British Columbia
Offers non-credit courses open to the public as well as BS and Graduate programs.

University of Oregon, Department of Landscape Architecture
Leads to a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) degree.

VanDusen Botanical Garden
Classes, workshops and events. [Currently being redesigned.]

Woodinville Water district, Water Efficient Demonstration Garden
All events and classes are free.

WSU Cooperative Extension Pierce County
Nationally acclaimed 4-H Youth Curriculum, 'Growing with Plants' teaches nutrition through gardening education.


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