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2016 School Gardens Conference presented by San Diego Master Gardener Association

Released: September 01, 2016

Germinates October 15 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

DEL MAR, CA (September 1, 2016) - The San Diego County Master Gardener Association will hold its 14th school gardens conference, Gardening With Class, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 15th at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The conference is for preschool through high school teachers, administrators, volunteers and parents who coordinate school garden programs.

Session topics include Creating Your School Garden; Sustaining Your School Garden; NGSS Science and Common Core Garden Lessons; Ecological and Healthy Schoolyards; Citizen Science Projects in Nature; Cultivating School Nutrition; and Vermicomposting, with numerous other presentations, demonstrations and workshops. A continental breakfast and lunch, exhibits, resources, prizes, free plants and other goodies will complete a fun and informative day.

Registration is online at www.mastergardenerssandiego.org/seminar/index.php. The conference fee is $50. Garden Clubs, PTAs and Educational Foundations are great places to request scholarships to cover the cost. Teachers may receive 1.5 quarter units, UCSD Extension in-service credit for the day. Please share this information with teachers and school administrators so they can attend. Register early as space is limited to the first 125 persons.

About the Del Mar Fairgrounds

The 22nd District Agricultural Association is a State of California agency that owns and operates the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Surfside Race Place, Horsepark Equestrian Center and the Del Mar Golf Center. The 22nd DAA produces three events each year: The San Diego County Fair, the Del Mar National Horse Show and The Scream Zone. The Fairgrounds hosts more than 350 events annually, the largest of which is the live horse racing meet each summer and fall, which is operated by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for the 22nd DAA and the State of California. For more information on the Del Mar Fairgrounds, visit www.delmarfairgrounds.com.


For more information, please contact:
Shawn Feisst
(858)-755-1161 ext 2573
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