Hawaiʻi Green Collar Institute: Tending to Sustainable Gardens, a PDE3 Credit Course for K-12 Teache
Attention Leeward Oʻahu educators! In this new course hosted by Mālama Learning Center in partnership with the Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association, and ʻĀINA In Schools, a program of the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation, teachers will explore the value of gardens and considerations toward making it sustainable. As more gardens are emerging at schools and homes, it is important to know how to tend to them so that they are not only productive, but also not harmful to the environment or people. Topics such as types of plants that can be grown safely, composting, organic pesticide use, and invasive species prevention will be covered by experts in the field. This course will involve a diverse range of activities such as guest speakers and site visits and will allow teachers to secure contacts of resource people in the field of environmental conservation, agriculture, and school gardening. A teacher does not need to have a school or home garden to be eligible for this course. Deadline to apply is January 4, 2017. Apply online.