Dig In! School and Community Garden Training a Success

From a St. Lawrence Health Initiative press release:

"Dig In!  School and Community Garden Training was held on March 30, 2010 on the St. Lawrence University Campus in Canton.  The event was cosponsored by a number of local organizations:  the St. Lawrence Health Initiative's Health Quest MOVE & Eat Well Play Hard Projects, Cornell Cooperative Extension St. Lawrence County, GardenShare, UShare, Lettuce Turnip the Beet of St. Lawrence University, and the St. Lawrence Valley Teachers' Learning Center. 

Over one hundred (100) teachers, parents, students, agency representatives and community members from around the North Country attended this engaging training.  Topics included integrating garden projects into the curriculum, using the harvest in school cafeterias, and first steps to starting a garden project.  Presenters also shared their "Most Valuable Tool" for a successful school or community garden project, ranging from the importance of healthy soil to community connections. 

Participants left with ideas and resources to create or strengthen school and community garden projects, from recipes to classroom activities and planting guides to funding opportunities.  Resources from Dig In! are available on the St. Lawrence Health Initiative website, www.gethealthyslc.org, in the Health Quest MOVE section of the site."