Global SEED: Sustainable Environment Education Demonstrations

Teacher Training
Summer Workshops

Garden Overview

Goats Rabbit

MISSION STATEMENT

To train teachers to serve children in four ways with four skill sets which promote:
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Environmental Relief
  • Holistic Health
  • Character Development
by building Sustainable Environment Education Demonstrations to produce simple
  • Organic Food
  • Clean Water
  • Renewable Energy
  • Affordable Green Housing.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Three one-week programs will construct the following systems:

Level 1:

  • Bio-intensive Garden & Pest Control
  • Compost System & Worm Farm
  • Animal Husbandry & Barn
  • Solar Cooker & Water Purification
  • Natural Water Purification Pond

Level 2:

  • Household-scale Greenhouse
  • Household-scale Fish Farm
  • Adobe Oven & Wind Energy
  • Methane Energy Production
  • Ten Bar Bee Hive

Level 3:

  • Affordable Alternative Green Housing
  • Solar/Adobe/Straw, Rammed-Earth, etc.
  • Food Preservation, Storage and Preparation
  • Water Catchment & Harvesting Techniques
  • Household-Scale Fruit and Nut Orchard
Pond

SUSTAINABLE SYSTEM LESSON PLANS

Students will also participate in learning science theory for the writing of album pages to document construction, materials, costs, use and maintenance of each above system.
Kids in Garden

COURSE STRUCTURE

Each system will be constructed and written up together during each session. Lesson Plans and Teaching Videos of construction and use of Sustainable Systems with children will be shown, and available for purchase. Character values of self-esteem, respect, responsibility, cooperation, joy and a sense of wonder will be emphasized.
Global Seed (TM) certification will be issued upon successful completion of each training level. Photographing each phase of system construction work is mandatory for illustrating album pages for future teaching.

ARIZONA STATE STANDARDS

The curriculum is aligned to the Arizona Science Standards - Strand 4: Life Sciences.

OPTIONAL ECOLOGY FIELD TRIPS

Weekend tours to summarize course content to beautiful sites such as: Biosphere II, Desert Botanical Garden Home, Farm at South Mountain, Taliesin West, U of A Environmental Research Laboratory, Sedona Eco-tourism Center are optional.

ATTENDANCE

Hours of Instruction are Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
100% attendance is vital, since understanding of all systems must be mastered during construction and write-up periods. Future teacher support and consultation will be available for all participants upon request.
Out-of-town attendees will be provided a list of local motels. Additional tours, transportation and all meals are not included in course tuition.

HOW TO ENROLL

Locations: Scottsdale AZ, other locations on demand.
Cost: $500 per session, $100 deposit.
Training Dates: Please contact the Founder and Program Coordinator:
Dr. H. K. Devich, Ed.D.
globalseedorg@yahoo.com
Solar Cooker

Nature Shows the Way to Do More With Less.