In 2014, Green Our Planet began organizing an annual school garden conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s purpose is so that educators can share their knowledge (pollinate each other!) of best practices relating to their outdoor garden or indoor hydroponics STEM programs. The following are some of the many talks and seminars held since then, including keynote speakers from across the U.S. and Canada.

Green Our Planet’s Annual

School Garden Conference

School Garden Conference Sessions

The Slow Food Movement
in the United States

By Andrew Novack, School Garden

Increasing Student Achievement
through School Gardens

By Rick Sherman, Farm to School

Green Our Planet’s
STEM Hydroponics Program

By Taylor Quiram,
Hydroponics Expert

Paint, Read, Move and Sing:
Integrating Different Subjects
into Your School Garden

By Ashleigh Cassazza, Educator
at Parson Elementary
Bringing Learning to
Life in the Garden

By John Fisher, Director of Programs
and Partnerships at Life Lab
How School Gardens are
Impacting Students, Teachers
and Administrators: A Case Study

By Dr. Jennifer Pharr,
UNLV School of Community Health Sciences
A New Special Needs Garden
Vocational Curriculum for
Middle and High Schools

By Jennifer M. Davis,
Educator at Desert Oasis
High School
Creating a Community with
School Gardens

By Juliana Urtubey,
Special Education Teacher

All About Harvesting
By Rosalie Lavertu, Horticulture Specialist

Green Our Planet’s
Pollinator Garden Program

By Kim MacQuarrie,
Co-CEO of Green Our Planet
How Gardens Impact Students
with Special Needs

By Educators Elizabeth
Poglitsch and Gary Manning

How to Use School Gardens
as a Positive Behavioral Tool

By Educators Melissa Bailey
and Kelly Tanner

Garden Lessons To Do in a Snap!
By Sue Cormier, Teacher Trainer

The School Garden Movement
By Rick Sherman, Farm to School Specialist

Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grants
By Stephanie Porto, Programs Analyst

Our School Garden Financial Literacy Program
By Chris Gaynor, Bank of Nevada & Mariana Johnson, Manager

Food Preservation
By Elizabeth Mapula, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension

How Our Garden Grew at Laura Dearing ES
By Lisa Mullinix, Educator at Laura Dearing ES

Hydroponics & School Gardens
By Philip Vela & Shannon Bruno, Educators at JT McWilliams ES

Plant Seeds of Unity in your School Community
By Keri Burks at Foothills, Educator at Montessori School

Student Farmers Markets 101
By Meghan Feasel, K-5 Science Teacher at Hewetson ES

The Greenest Chef: GoP Chef Panel
By Nutrition Chef Lisa Cheplak & UNLV Nutrition Student McKenzie Mayor