Leaders in Let’s Grow work with Druid City Garden Project’s Education Coordinator and other Honors College students in Let’s Grow to contribute towards a unique school garden initiative in Alabama. Students spend one three-hour session per week from 8-11 a.m. or 11-2 p.m., with slots open Tuesday-Friday, working to empower classroom teachers, mentoring elementary students, and engaging the local school community in growing organic gardens and using them for hands-on lessons. In addition, Leaders in Let’s Grow will spend the semester working on a project that directly contributes towards the program’s success.
This course inspires you as a leader to contribute and build community relations; you will leave it with an understanding of educational needs of teachers, a basic understanding of organic vegetable production, and, most importantly, you will make a measurable impact on elementary students’ lives. Honors Special Approval Application Required. Gardening experience or elementary educational experience is encouraged. For more information, visit the Druid City Garden Project website.
Prerequisite of at least 2 credits of UH 100-300 level hours required.