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A Literary Garden

A Literary Garden

“It’s impossible to teach Walden and talk about Thoreau observing nature in a cinderblock classroom without windows,” says high school English teacher Jennifer Tianen. This belief is what inspired Jennifer to bring her students outside and to start a literary garden...
Advocating for Garden-Based Learning

Advocating for Garden-Based Learning

“Gardening covers a lot of bases when it comes to student needs” says Kris Johnson, “Academic needs, social needs, emotional needs. It’s not just ‘ok we’re going to learn about plants,’ it’s not just nuts and bolts—the physical environment of the garden can make kids...
Letting Kids Take the Lead

Letting Kids Take the Lead

Program Spotlights: The Caring Center “I can recall being in preschool and having an experience that had a big impression on me—it made me want to become a chef,” says Erica Lewis, Food Service Manager at the Caring Center in Philadelphia, PA. “When I was 4 years old...
Project Climate Club

Project Climate Club

Program Spotlights: Project Climate Club “I’ve always been a garden kid,” says Alexi Lindeman, a senior at Heritage High School in Brentwood, CA, and coordinator of a 2020 Carton 2 Garden project that received an Honorable Mention. “My dad’s an entomology teacher so...
Abenaki Food and Heritage

Abenaki Food and Heritage

Abenaki Food and Heritage Earlier this year The Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation partnered with a number of Vermont-based food systems-focused organizations to start the Abenaki Land Link Project. In its pilot year, the program provided indigenous seeds to...