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.


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  1. Lisa McAfee says:

    Thanks for stopping by! I wish you the best on your garden. A lady here in Cincinnati does that with students at a local elementary school. http://grannysgardenschool.org/01-100-1-00-about-us-overview.html yours.


    1. Thanks for the link! It looks like an amazing place–I only wish I lived closer so I could really check it out–especially the outreach programs they offer to educate teachers about gardening with children. You are lucky to have such a great resource in your community!


  2. Thank you for the support. I love your blog!


  3. Thanks so much! Since I just recently started out blogging, I really appreciate hearing feedback 🙂


  4. Angela says:

    Thank you so much. I was looking for ideas on how to teach pollination and you offered all of them and the resources where to find them. Thank you! It is brilliant!


    1. Excellent! I’m glad you found my page useful! Have fun with your teaching 🙂


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