I am a big fan of top 5 and top 10 lists. For me, it’s a manageable way to synthesize big ideas and lots of content into what really matters–the essentials. We made one recently for our web resources that comes in particularly handy when starting a garden-based learning program. See our one pager called Creating and Sustaining a School Garden: Our Top 5 Guide to Getting Started with Cornell Garden-Based Learning Resources (yes, the title is nearly as long as the list).
So imagine how excited I am to hear our friends at Life Lab are hosting a Top 10 Contest to celebrate their 10th year of programming at their garden classroom! Here’s how it works:
Visit their website (www.lifelab.org/2011/03/top-ten-contest/) and tell them why you think farm and garden-based education is vital. Submit as many quotes and stories as you like until March 31, 2011. Life Lab staff and board will select ten for their list and winners will receive a copy of their award-winning Kids’ Garden Activity Cards (we have these and they’re awesome!).