Applying Antiracism and Abolitionist Teaching in Garden-based Learning

This two-part webinar is designed for educators of all age groups and contexts.

About this webinar series

This is a two part webinar! Both sessions will be recorded and available to registrants for one year. You must register to participate or see the recording.

Part 1: Mindset training for educators (recording available)

Participants can expect:

  • Scenario role plays - How to troubleshoot and apply antiracism and abolitionist concepts while teaching in the garden
  • Identifying the ways white supremacy shows up in what we do as garden educators and dismantling it

  • How to develop garden lessons that are abolitionist; guidance for thinking about co-planning and co-teaching with students

  • Tools for garden educators

    • Assessment checklist

    • Children’s literature

Part 2: Student Skills, March 23

This section will include learning about antiracism and initiating abolitionist thinking. This webinar will cover:

  • How to introduce antiracism and abolitionist thinking to students in the garden

  • Garden Activities - integrating concepts to mirror social constructs

    • Companion planting
    • Weeds
    • Biodiversity
  • Culturally relevant pedagogy

  • Student and educator stories


Registered participants for each webinar will be automatically entered in a FREE giveaway that includes the following prizes:




The Presenters 

Dani Toma-Harrold

Dani Toma-Harrold

Dani is a junior Elementary Education major (with minors in African/African American studies and Environmental Education) at Elon University in North Carolina, although she is originally from Atlanta, GA. At Elon, Dani is a teaching fellow and president of the Elon University Gospel Choir. In her free time, she enjoys running and spending time outdoors with friends. After college, she plans to teach in Georgia, North Carolina, or DC (still undecided!). Dani and Dr. Morrison have been working on this project for about a year now, and are so excited to chat with y’all!

Scott Morrison

Scott Morrison

Associate Professor of Education

Scott is an associate professor of education at Elon University. Before that, he was a 6th grade teacher in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, which is where he started gardening with students. He teaches courses on environmental education, garden-based learning, adolescent development, diversity, and assessment, and his research focuses on everyday environmental education, ecologically minded teaching, and social media in teacher education.

Mindset Training for Educators

This webinar took place February 23, 2022. You may register to watch the recording. 

Cost: By donation

Student Skills

Date: March 23, 2022

Time: 7pm Eastern

Cost: By Donation