On Thursday, February 23, Massachusetts Horticultural Society will host a school gardens conference to explore regional best practices for planning and running a garden that will not only meet educational goals, but also provide opportunities for a diverse student body, and make connections within the school community and beyond.
This year’s roster of presenters includes Jane Hirschi of CitySprouts delivering the keynote address,
“Garden-Based Learning: What Difference Does It Make?” Also speaking will be Noah Wilson-Rich of The Best Bees Company who will discuss pollinators, nectar plants and bee preservation. Additional presentations will include workshops on practical gardening skills, engaging community investors, and how to use the garden as a classroom, a therapeutic retreat, and much more.
This conference is intended for school teachers, administrators, garden club mentors, parents, and civic organizations. Please join us at Mass Hort’s Campus, The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley. We are excited to offer this conference in partnership with co-sponsoring organizations: the Massachusetts Master Gardeners, Slow Food Boston, and WGBH.
For more details, schedule and to register please visit our website at www.masshort.org
Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Registration is $45 for members, $60 for non-members, $25 for students
Registration includes coffee and lunch.