Thursday in the City- Growing Greener School Grounds Conferance

The below information was taken from the San Francisco Green School Alliance. Follow the link for more information. 

Schools across the Bay Area, and beyond, are turning their asphalt schoolyards into vibrant, green outdoor classrooms, and you can do it, too!
Please join us at the

2010 Growing Greener School Grounds Conference

September 24th & 25th

The 2010 conference will feature hands-on workshops where you can learn how to use the sun as a teaching resource, understand the basics of organic gardening, build your own planting beds, create colorful mosaics, install irrigation, and more. In addition, many workshops will cover how to connect the outdoor classroom to the education content standards at all grade levels.


Friday, September 24th St. Mary’s Conference Center, 1111 Gough St (at Geary) in San Francisco
Lunch: Meetings
5pm-8:30pm: Resource Fair and Keynote Speaker -Will Rogers of the Trust for Public Land
Saturday, September 25th
8:30am: Site Check-in -bagels and coffee will be provided at each site
9am-12pm: Morning Workshops
Lunch -we recommend bringing your own bag lunch, or you may purchase one at the Google Checkout below while registering.
1pm-4pm: Afternoon Workshops


@ three SFUSD school sites:
Tule Elk Park Child Development Center 2110 Greenwich Street, San Francisco
Miraloma Elementary School 175 Omar Way, San Francisco
School of the Arts High School 555 Portola Drive, San Francisco
Please click here for a PDF of the Workshop Descriptions!
Morning Workshops:
Miraloma: Solar Lessons on the Schoolyard We are sorry, but we have had to cancel this workshop.
Miraloma: Taking FOSS OutdoorsSOTA: Environmental Education at the High School Level
SOTA: Cooking in the Garden AMSOTA: Native Plant Gardening
Tule Elk Park CDC; Story Telling in the Garden
Tule Elk Park CDC: Rainwater Harvesting Cistern Installation
Tule Elk Park CDC: Masterplanning your schoolyard
Tule Elk Park CDC; Art in the Garden
Afternoon Workshops:
Miraloma: Schoolyard Irrigation
Miraloma: Math in the Garden
Miraloma: School Gardening: 3rd to 5th grade
SOTA: Organic Vegetable GardeningSOTA: Schoolyard Chickens
SOTA: Effective Evaluation of your Garden Program
Tule Elk Park CDC; School Gardening: Pre-K to 2nd grade
Tule Elk Park CDC; Fundraising/Grant Writing/Advocacy
Tule Elk Park CDC; Garden Insects
Offered in BOTH AM & PM: (Please choose either AM or PM for either workshop.
)Miraloma: Tile Mosaics
SOTA: Cob Bench Construction
Please click here, What to Expect, 2010 Conference, for details regarding public transportation, what to wear, and other things to remember for Friday and Saturday.


Both Days: Fri & Sat $100
Friday Only $35
Saturday Only $75
Box Lunch $15
Friday Walk-in $40

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