Cultivating School Gardens, an online conference for youth garden leaders will be held Wednesday, July 20. It is designed to teach participants tools, techniques and new ideas to utilize gardening and natural learning environments in school classrooms and gardens.

The event offers seven hours of continuing professional education hours recognized by the Texas Education Agency. While targeted at teachers of preschool through high school, the conference is open to everyone. The keynote, focusing on the benefits of nature to learning, will be of interest to many. The “Hands in the Dirt: Garden How-To” track will include information that pertains to anyone who is growing, or interested in growing, a vegetable garden.

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