CHESTERVILLE – A teacher-training workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at Robin’s Flower Pot.

In addition to learning how to use the Project Food, Land and People curriculum in their classrooms, teachers will explore how gardens and/or greenhouses can enhance learning for their students. The project curriculum can be integrated in to all subjects and is aligned with the Maine Learning Results.

The workshop is offered by the Maine Agriculture in the Classroom Association, which recently received a $1,074 grant from the Western Mountains Fund of the Maine Community Foundation to hold this workshop.

“This grant has provided the first opportunity for MAITCA to host a teacher training in Franklin County,” said Pam Harnden, a training organizer. “Because less than 2 percent of the public is actively involved in the production of this country’s food and fiber, consumers don’t always recognize where their food and fiber comes from; thus, education about agriculture’s importance at the local, regional, state and national level is crucial. Providing teachers with the resources and experience to do so is an ideal pathway, since the materials provided can be used to years to come.”

To learn more about the workshop, contact the MAITCA at [email protected] or call 287-5522.


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