The Lettuce Learn team received a $2,500 grant from the Captain Planet Foundation in the fall of 2015 to help install pollinator gardens at local area schools and child care centers. Six sites worked hard over the past year to coordinate this effort and there are now six new pollinator gardens at prime education sites in our county. Read about each of the new gardens and the ways in which the garden leaders worked with the students to educate and promote empathy for the all important pollinator.
“We are delighted to see this great idea become a reality,” says Leesa Carter, Executive Director of the Captain Planet Foundation. “Each year, our grantees perform important work to protect the natural systems that support all life, and this project is another step forward. It is our hope that our combined efforts to educate, empower, involve and invest in today’s youth will cultivate a better tomorrow for everyone. We commend Lettuce Learn for their great work, and we challenge them to continue it!”
About The Captain Planet Foundation
CPF is a grant-making foundation that has funded over 2,000 hands-on environmental education projects with schools and non-profits that serve children in all 50 U.S. states and in 23 countries internationally. More than 1.2 million children have directly participated in and benefited from these educational projects. In addition to its Small Grants Program, the Captain Planet Foundation also operates Project Learning Garden, Project Endangered Species, and a number of other science education initiatives that promote the intersections between technology, innovation, the environment and personal action.
For more information: www.captainplanetfoundation.org.
Two of our Garden Coordinators are proud to announce that they will be attending the School Garden Support Organization Leadership Institute in Santa Cruz, California from December 4-9, 2016!
Shannon Carroll, our Garden Coordinator at Parkway School, and Debbie Bauer, our Garden Coordinator at Bethel Elementary School will be attending the event. Lettuce Learn will be one of only ten organizations represented at the event. Life Lab, a "National Leader in Garden-based Programming, Curriculum, and Professional Development, is hosting the event. To read more about Life Lab, or the December event, click the button below.
Our Lettuce Learn team works tirelessly throughout the year to bring our supporters a Lettuce Learn newsletter. Our newsletters are filled with all kinds of amazing updates from our Lettuce Learn Gardens, including school announcements and pictures! We also bring you many community announcements about camps or workshops being offered in Watauga County.
If you would like to be a subscriber to our newsletter please visit our "Join Us" section of our website. There you can fill out your information to be included in our emailing mailing list. In our "Join Us" section of our website you will also find a button that will take you to our most recent Lettuce Learn newsletter, or you can click the button below.
The Lettuce Learn team is already working hard to bring you our next newsletter. We hope that you'll sign up to receive our next Lettuce Learn newsletter being sent out later this summer!
You can now come check out our wide selection of books found in the Lettuce Learn Library! We have over 50 books that your students will love and will help to introduce them to garden-based topics from Awesome Asparagus to Wiggly Worms!
Are you interested in joining the Lettuce Learn team? We are seeking a talented outreach & communications intern to assist with marketing, branding, events, design, and contact/volunteer management. Click below to find out more and to apply today.
Applications accepted until May 1, 2016. We'd love to hear from you!
Food is about more than nutrition—it’s also about community, economic justice, livelihoods, public health, nature and the climate. Swinehart will introduce participants to techniques for teaching about food issues in an integrative way, including a role-play activity that focuses on La Via Campesina, one of the world’s largest social movements representing 200 million farmers globally.
This 90-minute workshop is intended for teachers, non-formal educators, and ASU students who are interested in sustainability education and food system issues.
Are you interested in joining the Lettuce Learn team? We are seeking a talented school garden lover to join our team and serve as the Valle Crucis intern garden coordinator. Click below to find out more and to apply today! Applications accepted until April 1, 2016. We'd love to hear from you!
Three lettuce learn gardens are competing for a Seed Money challenge grant.
The challenge runs until December 16th.
The challenge grants range in value from $200 to $1000.
You can increase our chances of winning a grant by making a donation. All donations are tax-deductible and go to the project even if the target is not reached.
During the entire month of December, Lettuce Learn is the featured project at Boone's local grocer, Bare Essentials Natural Market. Shoppers can simply round up their bill to the nearest dollar and all those extra cents will be donated to school gardens within Watauga County. Support your local grocer and school gardens at the same time. It's a win-win!