Announcing the Idea of School Garden Teacher Club


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An Affordable Virtual School Garden Teachers Club...

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Video Transcript:

Intro:

Hello to all teachers who follow my work. Hope you’ve been well.  

I have an announcement to make about an online club for teachers who want to grow gardens with their students… 

This club is not there yet. Does not exist... Just an idea... But I will create it if a lot of you are interested. So hear me out!

Background:

So… I’ve been growing school gardens in 10s of schools locally since 2013 as my job. I mean seriously dedicated to this. I’ve seen it all… I’ve heard it all… your hope and dreams as well as concerns and challenges when it comes to growing school gardens. Not only I’ve heard about your dreams, I’ve helped many many teachers to achieve that dream. And not only I’ve seen all of your concerns and challenges, I’ve solved them all in variety of situations. Have built amazing school gardens, and trained many teachers to do it on-site in schools, with live workshops locally and online courses and workshops globally. If you go to my website, you can see I have all kinds of small and big classes for teachers.  

And when my staff of teachers are hired in a school here locally, they just perform magical results, because they apply the system that I have invented, that come from all these years of graduate studies and research and practical experience on the ground. 

It’s a system that works in any school with any challenge… It just works… The reason I’m telling you all this is not to beat my own drum… It’s to give you hope that there is a system that includes a curriculum that works...

 ...no matter your situation... no matter if you’ve ever grown a thing in your life or not... no matter if your school has lots of land you can work with or is surrounded with asphalt and concrete.. no matter if anyone in the parents community or other teachers want to help or not… no matter what. It works… 

And I’ve been trying to get the word out. To let teachers know that I am here and I have a solution and I wanna work with you to teach you my system… that will give you amazing results

And the best part about it is this system will bust all those myths on the topic… Like that... school gardens don’t work… They are a lot of extra work for teachers… No one will water the garden during summer… Kids will destroy all the plants… Racoons and squirrels will eat everything and contaminate and destroy the garden… Teachers don’t have time for this… A school garden is very expensive and we don’t have the money… etc.

This system… well it’s called D.C.P. school gardeningD for Design, C for Curriculum and P for planning… It has very clear guidelines… Does and Don’ts… step by step instructions… 10 tried and tuned and proven lesson plans for spring and another 10 for fall… It works where ever in the world you are because it’s based on Permaculture… 

And NO!…. 

You don’t have to become a Permaculture expert or a master gardener… 

You just be a teacher and follow the guidelines and it’ll do it! 

The most important thing about the system and the main reason I’m so proud of it, is that...

 It ALL gets done by your students

It requires no physical labour from any adults including teachers, and it give the students a complete hands on authentic experience of growing their own food at their own school. Which is really empowering. The students really learn in theory and by doing in this system. And you will teach them during your instructional time because the curriculum connect thoroughly to your curriculum. Seriously it’s perfect and I guarantee it. Right? 

Problem: 

Now here is my dilemma… I want all teachers to have access to this. Not just 20, 30, 40, teachers who are lucky enough to be in those schools that my staff teach at. All kids deserve a school garden and there are many amazing teachers like you who want to grow a school garden with them… 

But... they face so many issues and challenges and they don’t know where to start and how to move things forward… even those who have grown food in their own homes they face gazillion challenges when they try it in a school… And then they all end up falsely believing that it’s hard to do this and some even think it’s impossible… 

And school gardens just don’t happen because of that… 

I’ve been thinking how do I share this knowledge with interested teachers anywhere in the world.  

Cause those who are close to me and their school has the budget to hire us, and our programs are at least $3,000 dollars by the way… well those teachers get to learn from us… but what about the rest of you? 

So if you wanna learn this from me, I wanna make it accessible and possible and affordable

If you’ve been following my vlogs posts, you know that I am all about sharing. But I just can’t give it all away for free. I feel that I deserve to be compensated for my time and expertise. Cause if I starve doing this it’s not going to make it any better for anybody. But I also want it to be super affordable… 

So that’s my dilemma… 

The Idea of a Potential Solution:

So long story short, I have an idea… I’ve been thinking about an online club… like school, membership, club… whatever we wanna call it. It doesn’t exist yet… It’s just an idea at this point… All I have done is to create an email list which is empty right now and I am putting a link, a button, something on this page that you are watching me on, for you to add your name as a teacher who MIGHT BE interested… I am not asking for money or anything like that at this point. I just wanna know if there are a lot of teachers interested… 

Because if you’re not interested, then I won’t do it… but if many people are then I will definitely do it…  

And I don’t even know what price I’m gonna put on it… I’m thinking affordable affordableaffordable

Cause this club doesn’t exist yet… I mean the material is there… I mean it’s all over my online courses and the system is built… it’s in my staff training… all the lesson plans are written and done… Like it’s I have the material… And I have had online courses and I do run a club for parents. So I have an idea about the delivery platform too… 

But this club doesn’t exist yet and it will need your feedback and we are going to be building it together… 

And you will be the FOUNDING MEMBERS of this very unique club, no one else is doing this that I know of. 

As the founding members who will be helping me with your feedback to build this amazing club, you will be paying super duper affordable price like I am thinking 50 cents a day… I mean not even comparable with your daily coffee… something ridiculous. Like 50 cents a day… which is what? $15 a month? Never do math on the fly… ya! Right? $15 a month? 

I don’t know yet… but something like that…  

And I want you to be able to cancel at any time… I mean no obligations…

Also I am thinking to, for as long as you stay a founding member, I want to lock you in with this ridiculously low fee

Obviously when we build this club and open it up to the public in the future, the price isn’t going to be this ridiculous for them. Still affordable but not this affordable. But for you, your fee will never ever increase for as long as you stay a founding member. And that’s my way of saying thanks for your help in building this club. 

Let me know and stay in the loop:

And if you guys are interested I wanna start it soon because spring is here and for those who are in the northern hemisphere you need get to it soon to get results this school year. And why not? We want that. Right? I’m here to help you and your are here to get help so let’s make it happen.  

So… That’s it! If you are interested or MIGHT BE interested, just click the button, link, whatever. You’ll find it somewhere on this page and add your name... 

...And I will be in touch about more details very very soon.

Let’s change the world one school garden at a time with ease and fun!

  Click and let me know you are interested… Bye! Cheers!  

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