I am a special education teacher with a background in gardening and landscaping. I worked as a landscaper and garden designer for five years before choosing to change careers to education. While attaining my Master’s in Special Education (Learning Disabilities Program at Hunter College) I worked at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden as an instructor in the Children’s Garden, while also completing my thesis titled “Schoolyard Gardening: Cultivating better outcomes for students with learning disabilities.” I am creating this blog, centering on school gardening activities, with two ambitions in mind. First off, I am going through the files on an old computer and want to find a place to share the many gardening activities I have saved from when I taught children at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. Secondly, I am hoping that I will be able to create a schoolyard garden with my own class in the coming years, and I’d love to have a place to document and share that experience. So for now, I will be posting activities as I come across them; eventually, I will hopefully be able to document my own experience starting a schoolyard garden in my school.