Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

For information on library services during Fall 2020 go to our COVID 19 guide

2013 Kutztown University School Garden Workshop: Schedule

An inspiring learning opportunity for educators and parents, with speakers and demonstrations on growing a sustainable community partnership.

Workshop Schedule

The workshop focuses on three main topics: how to go about creating a school garden program; how to integrate the garden into the school’s curriculum; and how to sustain the program long-term by securing the necessary funding and volunteer energy. Each presentation will address all three topics from a unique perspective.

9:00am – 9:10am Introduction and welcome with Steven Schnell, Department of Geography, Kutztown University
9:10am – 9:55am Kay Fritz, Third Grade teacher and Garden Committee member, Kutztown Elementary School
9:55am – 10:10am Break, with curricular displays by Kutztown University Education students
10:10am – 10:55am Gordon Hoodak, Principal, Lauer’s Park Elementary, Reading PA, and Nick Hemmerich, garden coordinator, Lauer’s Park Elementary, Reading, PA
10:55am – 11:10am Break, with curricular displays by Kutztown University Education students
11:10am – 11:55am Chip Clark, gardening team, Radio Park Elementary School (State College, PA) and Gray’s Woods Elementary (Port Matilda, PA); Celeste Newcomb, garden coordinator, Gray’s Wood’s Elementary School (Port Matilda, PA)
12:00pm – ≈12:30pm Informal Q&A, tour of KES school garden with snacks and live music by Dane and The Chameleons—a jazz trio featuring two KES grads

Participants will receive a book of garden-themed lesson plans, tied to curricular standards, for a variety of subjects, developed by Kutztown University Education students in EEU 205, Teaching Science in Early Childhood, taught by Krista Varano. Workshop attendees are eligible for 3½ Act 48 credits.