Workshops for Educators

Gardening with youth, particularly in a school garden, comes with its own set of rewards and challenges. Gateway Greening hosts an ongoing educator-focused workshop series with topics ranging from summer maintenance strategies to citizen-science garden topics. Many workshops include free garden resources or lesson plans.  Workshops are open to anyone interested in youth or school gardening. St. Louis Public School teachers receive continuing education credit for Gateway Greening Educator Workshops. Talk to your district about earning CE credit for Gateway Greening classes.

Gateway Greening also hosts St. Louis Public School professional development workshops and in-school teacher workshops on school gardening basics and the Seed to STEM curriculum. To learn more about school garden workshops for your school or district, contact the School Programs Manager.

Looking for more ways to connect with teachers, parents, and other youth garden participants? Join our Gateway Greening Educators Facebook Group!

Gateway Greening organizes an ongoing school gardener and outdoor educator meet-up series, highlighting different topics and youth gardens each month. Meet-ups are open to anyone interested in working with youth outside and participants are encouraged to bring resources and ideas to share with others. Learn more and register at Gateway Greening’s Eventbrite or Facebook pages.

Gateway Greening also leads district and in-school teacher workshops on youth gardening basics and connecting the garden to science curriculum. To learn more about professional development for your school or district, contact

Gateway Greening’s Workshops for Educators is financed in part through an allocation of Community Development Block Grant funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the City of St. Louis’ Community Development Administration.


To learn more, please contact our School Programs Manager.

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