'Dig It: Writing in School Gardens'
This workshop begins with an overview of writing in school gardens followed by an interactive activity that will help participants develop writing assignments for their home institutions. These assignments use ecological approaches to literacy to help students improve as writers and to help students develop ecological community literacies--which means understanding their plant, animal, and human neighbors. The workshop will conclude with a discussion of community writing in school gardens as a means of raising awareness of the importance of agricultural education.|
Workshop Session (all workshops will be 60 minutes)
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|Biosketch:||Assistant Director of Writing for Natural Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies at Bates College, Dr. Wade has been teaching writing for 20 years. Her work on community literacy and writing in school gardens has been published in the Community Literacy Journal.|