Webinar: Ecological Gardening

Companion Planting and Other Earth-Friendly Practices

A green tomato hovers over red and yellow marigolds

About the Webinar

Join KidsGardening as we talk with garden expert and author Charlie Nardozzi about how using an ecosystem-based approach in the garden including techniques such as companion planting and no-dig gardening can help you grow a successful and sustainable youth garden program. We will also explore how the garden can be used to teach kids about the intricate and vital relationships of plants, animals, fungi and other microorganisms in our world and the benefits of environmental diversity.

All registrants will be entered to win a Tubtrug full of garden goodies and a copy of Charlie’s book The Complete Guide to No-Dig Gardening

Meet the Presenters

Charlie Nardozzi

Charlie Nardozzi

Charlie Nardozzi is a regional Emmy® award winning garden writer, speaker, radio, and television personality. He has worked for more than 30 years bringing expert gardening information to home gardeners through radio, television, talks, tours, on-line, and the printed page. Charlie delights in making gardening information simple, easy, fun and accessible to everyone.

Sarah Pounders

Sarah Pounders

Sarah Pounders has been active in the field of youth gardening for over 20 years. Growing up surrounded by plants instilled a deep love of gardens and the desire to share that love with others. Since 2005, she has been an Education Specialist at KidsGardening.org, coordinating numerous children’s gardens, writing curricula and activities for youth of all ages, teaching formal and informal youth education programs, and conducting teacher training sessions on integrating gardens into the classroom. 

You'll learn...

Teaching about ecosystems and the intricate relationships between all the living and non-living things in an ecosystem is a key topic throughout the curriculum in all grade levels and can sometimes be a tough concept to both teach and learn. The garden is an optimum tool for providing first-hand experiences about ecosystem relationships. By learning about the relationships on a smaller scale and local level, students can begin to grow their perspective beyond and understand how we are all connected.

Registration cost

We are offering a sliding scale payment option for this event. However, we want to make sure that this webinar remains accessible for everyone. If you or someone you know are not able to pay but would benefit from attending, please email [email protected].


When: Thursday, April 7th at 7PM Eastern

Duration: 45-minute presentation, 15 minutes for Q&A

Cost: Sliding scale between $5 and $20

Recording: Available for 3 months to registrants

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