Sunday, March 2, 2014

Garden Educators Networking meeting on 3/4 at Cooperative Extension


The Gardens 4 Humanity (G4H) program hopes to build a stronger school gardening community in Tompkins County, and could use your help in communicating with interested teachers, parents and school staff.  

G4H Garden Educators Network: School Gardens
Tuesday, March 4, 6:30-8:30pm

at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca 14850 
School gardens and youth agriculture projects offer a unique educational opportunity and Tompkins County is rich with successful examples. The Garden Educators Network seeks to bring current and aspiring school garden leaders together to share resources and ideas while building a strong local school gardens movement.  Learn about starting and sustaining a school garden  and how to integrate a school garden into Common Core Curriculum, with Wayne Gottlieb and Audrey Baker. Gottlieb is a 7th grade science at DeWitt Middle School who has used gardens in the curriculum for 14 years;  Baker is a Director and co-founder of Wood's Earth, a new farm to school organization in the Ithaca Area. Baker also works with imprisoned youth and adults on food issues. After the panel, time will be allotted for Q&A, networking and the sharing of ideas. Free and open to the public. Questions? Contact Josh Dolan, Gardens 4 Humanity, at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County  (607) 272-2292.
Interested teachers, parents and staff also can stay up to date on what's going on with the G4H Garden Educators Network by joining our Google Group at:!forum/garden-educators-network

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