The Storybook 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 shoestring 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 profound knowledge and a pragmatic approach to every workshop she teaches.



1-hour workshop


Do you have a favorite nature-based children’s book? Do you read books outdoors? What if you took this love for nature and the outdoors and mixed with gardening?

In this workshop:

  • Discover the abundance of Plant-Based Children’s Books
  • Explore how to make simple Storybook Gardens
  • Play with a few book and activity examples from Storybook Gardens.
  • Share ideas and resources.

Connecting Outdoor Classrooms and/or Backyard Teaching Gardens can easily be done through literacy. Come play and be inspired to invite your children to plant their own one-of-a-kind Storybook Gardens.  OPEN! Recording


  • 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 113
  • 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.


  1. Bonnie Kerwin
    March 2, 2021


  2. Collette Doyle
    August 24, 2020

    I loved the idea of having all the nature books together and having the outdoor library boxes.
    We have a bamboo forest with a path going through it that would be great for a story garden.
    I love the mini garden idea.

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