USDA’s People’s Garden Initiative has invited experts to share garden advice in a series of webinars this fall.
Oct 04 2011
Sep 28 2011
Marcia Eames-Sheavly’s Art of Horticulture class has built two sod sofas in Cornell’s Ag Quad. See photos and a video of the process. Check out our Living Sculpture activities and resources for how-to information and inspiration for your garden program.
Sep 21 2011
Gardening at school is a key component of many Farm to School programs. Utilize garden-based learning activities to connect children and youth to local food, farmers, and nutrition education.
Like Cornell Garden-Based Learning on Facebook and enter for a chance to win a copy of Discovering Our Food System for your classroom or garden program.
Sep 14 2011
We are happy to announce the latest addition to our curriculum resources: Discovering Our Food System (DFS), newly revised and updated for 2011!
Jul 05 2011
“Community gardens may provide a way to enhance neighborhood environments while also promoting health and well being through economic, social and physical changes. Gardens yield fresh food, bring ‘nature’ to urban areas, bridge ethnically, economically and age diverse communities, promote neighborhood beauty, build skills and knowledge of everyday life, strengthen community capacity and one’s sense of community, and promote active and healthy lifestyles” said Litt.
We are so pleased to share our newest resource–a press packet to help you spread the word about your school or youth garden program. Click to see descriptions of each downloadable template.
Jan 19 2011
Check out this video “Starting a School Garden” from University of Maryland Cooperative Extension, featuring the Garden and Nutrition Educator at Baltimore’s Hampstead Hill Academy.
A great companion to our one page document Creating and Sustaining a School Garden: Our Top 5 Guide to Getting Started with Cornell Garden-Based Learning Resources, which I just posted about yesterday!
Jan 18 2011
Our friends at Life Lab are hosting a Top 10 Contest to celebrate their 10th year of programming at their garden classroom! Visit their website and tell them why you think farm and garden-based education is vital.
Nov 30 2010
The American Horticultural Society is seeking proposals for presentations at the 19th annual National Children & Youth Garden Symposium: Digging Into the Art and Science of Gardening, taking place July 21 – 23, 2011.