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    A4 - Pollinator Palooza
    A5 – Adapting Junior Master Gardener to ANYBODY
    A6 - Slow Food in the Garden: Good, Clean and Fair
    A7 - Crafty Gardens
    B1 - Explore the Food of the Gods and Supporting Cast
    C4 - Wild Play: Structuring Unstructured Play at an Art Museum
    C5 - Burrow, Nibble, Scurry, Fly: Making Animal Connections in the Garden
    C6 - Recycled Garden Art
    C7 - Gardening Day Camp Ideas
    D2 - Interactive Science: Terrariums, Vermicomposting, and Other Favorites from Garden Camp
    E4 - Rain Barrels: "Save it for a Sunny Day"
    E5 - Drawing Children Into Nature-Project Curiosity
    E6 - It's Herbalicious
    E7 - Teaching the Soil Food Web
    F2 - Fostering Intergenerational Botanical Literacy: Lessons that Children Will Take Home
    F3 - Social Studies in the Garden: The Culture of Agriculture
    G3 - Youth Gardening for Nutrition
    G4 - Growing Gardeners: Cultivating the Next Generation
    G5 - Using Technology to Teach Classifications, Process Skills, and Identifications
    G6 - How and Why to Teach Outdoors
    G7 - Garden Gratitude Flags Workshop
    G8 – Bees, Bats and Butterflies, Oh My!



    Program Overview


    A1 - Community Outreach and Youth Engagement: Your Garden or Ours?
    A8 - Biodynamics of Middle School Gardening: Birds, Bees, Speed-dating and Pizza
    B3 - Building a Garden Program with a Transient Youth Population
    B4 - Sustaining a School Garden Program in a Small Rural District
    B5 - Lessons Learned from 50 School Gardens in Belize
    C8 - Wouldn't Those Vegetables Be Tasty on the School's Salad Bar?
    D6 - The City Farm Schönbrunn and Its Wonderful Vegetables
    D7 - Paving the Way for School Gardens in WV: Our Story
    E1 - Blooms & Butterflies: Attracting Youth to Gardens & Nature
    E8 - Grow and Learn Across the State
    F5 - Have Garden, Will Travel
    F6 - Versatile Edible Displays: The Scott's Miracle-Gro Community Garden Campus



    Garden Design & Maintenance


    B6 - The Buzz to Adding Bees to Your Garden
    B7 - Sparking Curiosity and Learning within Children's Gardens
    B8 - A survey of three playground equipment companies: Design process for fabricating playground equipment and integrating it into landscapes
    D8 - Facilitating Play in Gardens Through Design and Programming
    F7 - High Tunnels as Outdoor Farm to School Classrooms
    F8 - Captivating Youth Interest in Gardening with Carnivorous Plants
    G1 - WILD School Sites - Moving Beyond Vegetable Gardens



    Program Success and Funding


    C3 - Fantasy & Reality - Why School Gardens Fail
    D4 - The Next Generation of Green Teacher Network
    F4 - Garden-Based Education & Sustainability: The Many Benefits of Learning Gardens
    E2 - Top 10 Roadblocks for School Gardens & Their Solutions



    Entrepreneurial Programs


    E3 - Youth Farmers' Markets Support Educational Experiences and Healthy Food Access
    F1 - The Use of Horticulture for Job Training



    Safety and Policy


    B2 - Abuse Prevention & Important Strategies to Deploy
    C1 - Implementing a School Garden Food Safety Program
    D5 - Growing Safer Gardens





    A3 - Linking Plant Science and Literature in the Elementary Classroom
    D3 - Nature Legends from the Garden
    G2 - Amazing Books and Websites to Make Your Garden Program Awesome!



    Basic Horticultural Science


    A2 - The Science Behind How Nature Works in Your Garden

    C2 - Green Edu-tainment: Plant-based learning through music, props and drama




    Horticultural Therapy


    D1 - Humane Education Horticulture Program