Clemson University

School Gardening For Lowcountry Educators

Are You Ready to Create a Sustainable, Edible School Garden?

Welcome to School Gardening for Lowcountry Educators Online Class

School Gardening for Lowcountry Educators is a 5 week online course designed by Clemson Extension to facilitate the creation of food-based school gardens to engage students, teachers, cafeteria staff, parents and volunteers in growing, learning and discovering together.  No prior gardening experience is required!

Educators who participate in the course will learn about:

research-based gardening techniques for sustainable school gardens;

school garden design, site selection, soil science, selecting and growing appropriate plant material, irrigation systems, composting, insect and weed control and summer maintenance plans;

4-H and standards-based curriculum to make connections from garden to classroom in nutrition, science, art, language, math, history and more!

Participants who complete the course will earn a certificate for 15 hours of continuing education.

For more information contact Amy Dabbs at or 843.722.5940 ext 122

Application for enrollment may be found here:

This course is open to all Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester county school administrators, educators and cafeteria staff.  Funding for tuition and supplies is offered through Boeing funded  Farm to School Initative at the College of Charleston.  Applicants will be considered on a first come, first served basis as space is limited.  Garden "teams" comprised of multiple educators, administrators and staff from individual schools are encouraged to build cohesion and sustainability for these projects.  Participants will earn a "School Gardening in the Lowcountry Certificate"  15 hours of continuing education upon completion of the course.


Monday, July 14, 2014

Event Type

Training and Development, Cooperative Extension


Cooperative Extension Service, Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester

Target Audience

General Public



Free for Educators in Berkeley, Charleston & Dorchester Counties

Contact Name:

Amy Dabbs

Contact Phone:

843.722.5940 ext 122

Contact Email:


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