Webinar: Approaching Garden Education with Compassion and Connection

When:  Dec 13, 2023 from 06:00:00 PM to 07:30:00 PM (ET)

This webinar is hosted by KidsGardening.

Learning and playing in the garden provides a unique and enriching experience for children, allowing them space to forge connections with nature and develop valuable life skills. It can also become a wonderful setting for positive, healing experiences and relationships for children who have experienced trauma. Understanding the basic principles of trauma-informed care offers garden educators a toolkit to create safe and supportive environments for all children, ensuring that every student feels safe, seen, heard, and valued while participating in garden programs. 

During this webinar, Crystal Bowne and Kristine Lockwood of Leah’s Pantry will offer a fresh perspective on garden programming with the objective of increasing your ability to connect with and engage your participants. The webinar will introduce a trauma-informed approach to garden education and explore ways to apply trauma-informed principles. Topics will include protective factors and teaching strategies in garden settings.