Cultivating Futures – Pedagogical Vegetable Gardens
Are you an enthusiastic teacher looking to spread seeds of change in education?
Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the environment?
So, this course is for you!
Why this course is perfect for you?
Our “Pedagogical Vegetable Gardens” course gives you all the knowledge you need to start a pedagogical garden from scratch at your school, whether you have an outdoor space or just a windowsill. It’s not just about growing food but also connecting with nature and relieving the mind of everyday stress. Our mission is simple: empowering educators like you to impact students’ lives and our world positively.
Our trainings are super practical, fun and with an excellent atmosphere of friendship and kindness!
What can you expect from this course?
You can expect a super practical and action-oriented course with a lot of hands-on activities, outdoor activities, visits to different places around Lisbon to discover super inspiring projects, and lots of sharing moments.
We believe the future depends on what we cultivate today!
Will you join us in spreading seeds of change?
What will you learn throughout this course?
During this course, you will be awakened to environmental awareness, inspired to create and use a school vegetable garden as an open learning lab, pedagogical, dynamic, participatory, and multidisciplinary resources, and get the technical and practical knowledge in the field of organic horticulture, aiming its integration in an educational context:
– Contextualization of urban/school gardens in organic production mode;
– Organic horticulture in an educational context;
– Importance and functioning of plants;
– Types of soil;
– Nutrients and fertilization deficiencies;
– Composting techniques;
– Green adubation;
– Crop rotation;
– Biodiversity in the garden;
– Pests and diseases;
– Plant protection (good practices; auxiliary animals; auxiliary plants and consociation of cultures; treatments);
– Organization and materials of the garden;
– Preparation of the soil and construction of beds;
– A vegetable garden anywhere (even if you only have a windowsill);
– The vegetable garden calendar;
– From seed to plant – sowing and plantations;
– Sexual and asexual reproduction (vegetative multiplication);
– Taking care of the vegetable garden (watering, maintaining, and protection);
– Harvesting the fruits of our work;
– Cultivation specifications for each plant.
Who is this course for?
This course was designed for teachers and other adults from educational organisations involved in formal, non-formal and informal learning.
Don’t you fit into this target audience?
We have other courses designed especially for you who want to have an increasingly positive impact on the world. Get in touch with us: firstname.lastname@example.org
How can you get a course with us?
We have a few vacancies for our next date:
11.03.24 – 15.03.24
And other 2024 dates to be confirmed soon
Let us know when you can come, and we will try to confirm a new class!
To register or get more information, send us an email to email@example.com!
Are you not available on that date?
No problem! Send us an email with the dates you are free to come, and we will try to confirm a class.
Would you like to get a course with us but none of the ones we have available appeal to you?
Contact us, and we will design a course adapted for your group!
What investment do you have to make?
None! If you request an Erasmus+ grant, you don’t have to make any financial investment! The Erasmus+ funding covers all transport, accommodation, and training costs.
The course fee is 400€ for a 5-day course or 560€ for a 7-day course. Note that accommodation and meals are not included.
Certificate of attendance at the end of the course and Europass certificate;
Digital manuals with complementary materials;
Photographic coverage during the course;
Summary video of our week to share and remember our beautiful moments together;
Access to an exclusive community for Erasmus teachers to share experiences and activities;
Coffee break in every office session.
What other information should you know about this course?
This course will take place in our office in Alvalade (Lisbon, Portugal), where we have a small backyard with a vegetable garden. If the weather allows, we will always be in our outdoor classroom, enjoying the sun while learning all together!
The course lasts 5 days (extendable to 7 days).
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