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 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. 



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


Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 0
  • Students 47
  • 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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