MAIN EVENTS in 2020 (ask us what we're doing with schools - too much to keep up with here!)
Come Dig in the Dirt with Us!

Volunteer Work Days - Summer, 2020
Friday, May 29,  9AM – 12PM
Thursday, June 18, 9AM – 12PM
Tuesday, July 14, 9AM – 12PM
Saturday, August 1, 9AM – 12PM

Summerour Middle School
321 Price Place

Norcross GA 30071


Volunteers welcome for a morning of gardening fun! We need to help keep the school garden thriving during the summer - there's lots to do, so pick a task that's easy. Help water and weed fresh veggies, fruit and flowers - stronger backs are welcome to spread woodchips and keep the forest paths clear. Volunteers can harvest goodies to take home and help deliver to the Norcross Co-op Ministry for sharing with hungry families. Gardening experience is not required – all ages welcome (children under 9 must be accompanied by parent or grandparent. Older youth may be dropped off - great way to earn community service and homeschool credits!)





Floriculture for Women Farmers

January 25, 2020
February 22, 2020
April 26, 2020

This 3-session course introduces the basics of floriculture, an exciting niche in the locally grown fresh produce market. Learn from the region's top floral growers, get hands-on experience planting and harvesting floral produce and meet the buyers who are looking for your floral produce!

Thanks to a grant through the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE), this course is FREE for beginning and experienced women farmers.

THIS COURSE IS FULL (if you're interested in receiving notifications of future course schedules, please email us here)
Camping with Teens

May 1 -2, 2020
Arabia Mountain

We're teaming up with National Park Rangers to take city teens into the wild (well, THEY think it's wild - no cell phone signal!) If everyone survives the lack of technology, we're considering making it a series that introduces youth ages 14 - 18 to outdoor experiences overnight in nature. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT (if you're interested in receiving notifications of future course schedules, please email us here)

Tent Camping with Teens

HIGHLIGHTS of 2020
Drones in the Garden: Integrating Technology into Outdoor Learning
Fernbank Science Center
Teachers learned how to fly a drone and created content they implemented at school in order to win a free drone!

Drones are fantastic flying robots full of amazing technologies. Farmers, scientists and environmental engineers use them to collect data, create maps, do mass calculations, manage bio controls and much more. In this interactive workshop designed to creatively teach middle and high school standards for Science & Engineering Practices, Math and Language Arts, educators gained hands-on experience flying real drones, gained access to instructional materials, and outlined Project-Based Learning (PBL) activities that leverages school gardens and campus landscapes for outdoor and in-classroom learning.
Soil Field Day
Maple Creek Park
Soil scientists from the USDA's Natural Resource Conservation Service engaged youth in grades 6 thru 12 in an exciting way to learn about soils. Participants got their hands dirty in an interactive "soil judging" activity that not only brought learning to life, but also introduced Environthon competition platforms and project ideas. This activity included standards-based science for all grade levels.
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Watershed Trash Bash
Norcross-Tucker Road

Over 40 volunteers (includign these awesome students form South Gwinnett HIgh School!) helped clear debris and litter from an area where 2 tiny streams begin their journey to the Atlantic (via the Altamaha River).  Almost 2 tons of trash was removed from teh area...thanks to Georgia's Rivers Alive! project, we were able to give the hardworking volunteers these cool tshirts!
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