Growing Together: Open Forum

  • 1.  Help naming a new high school garden course

    Posted 10-04-2021 03:39:00 PM
    I got the go ahead from my school administrators to create an  garden-based elective course at my high school! I just need help coming up with a name! The course will be mostly hands-on, and follow the life cycle of a garden (we also have chickens and are getting bees) throughout the year. There will be a strong food-justice, urban agriculture and sustainability aspect to the course. How can I capture all those ideas in a succinct name? Thanks in advance for your ideas!

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    Lisa Hardin
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  • 2.  RE: Help naming a new high school garden course

    Posted 10-05-2021 11:36:00 AM
    Congratulations Lisa, it sounds like an incredible course for everyone involved!
    Names that come to mind are:
    “Gardening For Good”
    “Growing For Good”
    “Planting With Purpose”

    Just a few ideas..have fun!




  • 3.  RE: Help naming a new high school garden course

    Posted 10-05-2021 12:11:00 PM
    These are fantastic ideas; thank you!

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    Lisa Hardin
    St. Edward High School
    Lakewood OH
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  • 4.  RE: Help naming a new high school garden course

    Posted 10-07-2021 01:02:00 PM
    We had a contest in naming our school garden.  Students submitted suggestions and then we listed the suggestions and staff voted on their favorite.  The kids enjoyed it and we had a sign made and the winners picture taken next to the sign.  Hence our garden is called  "The Learning Patch"

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    Karen Lambing
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  • 5.  RE: Help naming a new high school garden course

    Posted 10-12-2021 06:49:00 PM
    Karen, I love this idea. Getting students involved in the naming process would definitely help cultivate a sense of ownership. You could even get them to choose a "mascot"!

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    Lily Nguyen
    KidsGardening
    Education Specialist
    lilyn@kidsgardening.org
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  • 6.  RE: Help naming a new high school garden course

    Posted 10-06-2021 11:07:00 AM
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  • 7.  RE: Help naming a new high school garden course

    Posted 10-05-2021 11:54:00 AM
    I just got approval to offer a similar course at Oklahoma State University for non-majors. It's called Hands-on Horticulture. You could call it that, or Hands-on Urban Horticulture. It doesn't include everything, but I would think it covers the hands-on, urban, small livestock part. Have fun with it!  What state are you in?

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    Shelley Mitchell, PhD
    Associate Extension Specialist
    Youth Horticulture
    Dept of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
    Oklahoma State University
    358 Ag Hall
    Stillwater, OK 74078
    [405-744-5755]
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  • 8.  RE: Help naming a new high school garden course

    Posted 10-05-2021 02:59:00 PM
    Since you are in a suburban community.  How about Suburban Farming or Sustainability in Suburbia.

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    Carla Vitez
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  • 9.  RE: Help naming a new high school garden course

    Posted 10-06-2021 03:13:00 PM
    Hi, Lisa-
    Congrats on your program's approval! I love your garden's ecosystem, complete with flora AND fauna as well as its focus on social justice!
    The ideas that spring to mind were food webs, and life force, and wanted to have that idea in the name, because it also captures the human component. Because I'm a sucker for an acronym, I was thinking of something like "Farm WEB" or "Garden WEB" (Where Everyone Belongs) or "LIFE Force" (Learning in a Farm Environment).

    Looking forward to hearing about your students' experiences in this new program!

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    Tracy Calla
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  • 10.  RE: Help naming a new high school garden course

    Posted 10-06-2021 08:10:00 PM
    Ohhhhh, I like those! Very creative. Thank you for the suggestions!

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    Lisa Hardin
    St. Edward High School
    Lakewood OH
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