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Sustainable Agriculture

In this six week course, students will learn about the art and science of growing food. We will begin with seeds and progress through all of the factors necessary to produce organic healthy food for yourself and others.
Katie Donohoe
6 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 1 learner
  There are no upcoming classes.
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 6 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Week 1 - Super Seeds
Week 2 - Heirloom Vegetables, Record Keeping and Leaves 
Week 3 - Companion Planting, Roots and Stems 
Week 4 - Pest Control, Flowers, Pollination and Pollinator Habitats  
Week 5 - Soil Building, Crop Rotation and Organic Fertilization 
Week 6 - Harvesting and Seed Saving 
I am a certified agriculture teacher. I have an undergraduate degree in Horticulture from Clemson University and a Masters in Education Administration from the University of South Carolina. During my almost ten years teaching public education, I received the Charleston County School District Rookie Teacher of the Year award as well as being a finalist several years for the Teacher of the Year at the largest high school in SC. However, in my opinion, my most important accomplishment was introducing suburban students, many for the first time, the accomplishment and excitement of growing their own food.  Horticulture is not only an exciting subject to teach and learn but an important one as well. I love to see students grow from basic introductory knowledge of plants to a deep understanding of sustainable agriculture and the importance it will play in the years to come. Not every student who takes my classes will go on to a career in horticulture but every student can take this knowledge and use it in their own backyards for the rest of their lives. It is my hope that I can light a "spark" for horticulture for students just as that  "spark" was lit for me in the seventh grade. When I'm not teaching you can find me with my own children at our orchard and small urban farm near Charleston, SC. I live and work at our non-profit educational farm called Growing Minds. Our mission is to educate and empower individuals to grow food everywhere! I love teaching about sustainable agriculture but I also love to implement these practices on our education demonstration farm as well truly "practicing what I preach". 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


Katie Donohoe
Lives in the United States
Educator, Urban Farmer, Optimist
6 total reviews
8 completed classes

About Me

I am a South Carolina certified agriculture teacher and principal. After early a decade in the classroom, I founded a non-profit and in 2017 my family and I moved to the Growing Minds Educational Farm where I now teach adults and children of all... 
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