The Square Foot Garden

Victoria Hackett

Outdoor Classrooms Training and Development Programs

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”  Ben Franklin

Outdoor Classrooms inspires early childhood teachers, out of school time educators; along with, parents and families to create one-of-a-kind Outdoor Classrooms and/or Backyard Teaching Gardens. All on a shoe-string budget. One way we do this is through workshops and training.

All workshops and training are led by Victoria Hackett, M.Ed.  Whether your workshop is online or onsite, Victoria blends theory with hands-on problem-solving techniques, true-to-life anecdotes, valuable tips, and lively participation. Her extensive experience as a consultant/trainer/mentor and her background as a Natural Teacher allows her to bring a profound knowledge and a pragmatic approach to every workshop she teaches.

The WORKSHOP BUNDLES ARE HERE! Since so many of you have been enjoying the 1-hour workshops and have inquired about purchasing them in bulk, I’m happy to announce that they are here! Did you miss a few of the workshops? Or, are you looking to hunker down on a rainy day and binge-watch all of them? Now you can! Interested? Learn more HERE. 



1-hour workshop


My own COVID-19 pandemic and the quarantine-inspired garden story is about my Square Foot raised garden expansion made from recycled wood. This project allowed me to try something new in my Backyard Teaching Garden.

Time in the garden has been the silver lining for me during this horrible pandemic. When my friend Jan offered her old raised garden beds to me, I was thrilled to have a big garden project to keep me busy outdoors. I am still amazed to see how eight pieces of old wood could be given new life!

Are you interested in making a Square Foot Garden? I highly recommend it! They are perfect for teaching and learning outdoors.

In this workshop you will:

  • Learn how to make a Square Foot Garden.
  • Discover what soil to use.
  • Learn easy plants for kids to grow.
  • Explore a variety of Square Foot Gardening Activities.

Come discover how a Square Foot Garden can also be the perfect garden design tool for Outdoor Classroom management.



  • Lifetime access
  • Participation Certificate
  • Input from a community of like-minded educators


DID YOU ENJOY THIS WORKSHOP? Would you like access to the entire workshop library? 

As a member of THE CIRCLE Community each month you receive:

Outdoor Classrooms Tour and Talk

LIVE Teaching and Learning Roundtable/ Book of the Month

Access to the entire 1-hour Nature-Based Workshop Library (including any NEW workshops)

LIVE Q&A/Educator Lesson Exchange

Join THE CIRCLE: Our Membership Community TODAY! Learn more HERE. 





Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 0
  • Students 100
  • Assessments Yes

My mission is for every child in every school to have access to an Outdoor Classroom. Therefore, I inspire educators to teach outdoors and lead an on-line virtual community of Natural Teachers all over the world to create their own Outdoor Classroom story.

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