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Sprouting Minds School Garden Coordinator Academy

If you’ve been dreaming of garden education at your school, but were unsure of where to start, the Sprouting Mind School Garden Coordinator Academy is the answer to your need!

The Girl on the Grow is transforming teachers into garden coordinators who will not only teach students in the garden, but coordinate garden programs to build and make the most of outdoor learning labs. In the Sprouting Minds Academy we’ll coach our candidates through a year of professional learning which will include:

  1. An intensive & fun 3-day summer academy with goal planning, direction on how to start a certified On the Grow Garden, lessons, & more!

  2. Hands-on garden training in every session.

  3. Fun, monthly Professional Development sessions to learn what to do every month in the garden.

  4. Monthly on-campus coaching sessions to provide individualized support for you and your garden.

  5. A cohort of garden coordinators to share ideas.

  6. Downloadable materials for in-garden lessons.

  7. Connections to leading environmental resource organizations such as NWF to enhance student learning.

  8. Implementable STEM and literacy skills.


On the Grow is now proudly accepting applications to the inaugural 2022 Academy!
Be one of the first in this game-changing cohort!
Secure your spot now! Space is limited.
Only 50 candidates will be accepted this year!

68 hours of PD!



Tentative Dates: 

Summer: August 4,5, & 6, 2020      Time: 8:00-3:00

Fall/Spring: September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1, January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4     Time: 8:00-12:00

(Due the pandemic, dates are tentative.)

Location: Harbach Baker Ripley Community Farm- 6225 Northdale St, Houston, TX 77087

Applications Due: 

Tuition: TBA

A year's worth of Professional Development that will transform your school for only

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Call or fill in the contact form below for more information

Due to Covid, details are changing, but will be coming soon.

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