Helping your life story bloom
Garden Stories: Leadership Workshops provides interactive programs for children designed to:
- Heighten the children’s curiosity about gardening and nature
- Promote healthier life styles by learning more about food sources
- Increase children’s self-confidence and ability to collaborate with others
- Strengthen ties between the children’s organization, parents, community garden and other partners involved in our program
Garden Stories: Leadership Workshops works collaboratively under the ALF program umbrella.
At the end of the spring semester we created book from our drawings to show anyone and everyone and especially our parents everything that we learned. Both Scott and Nicole’s classes created a book. Please download and look at all of our accomplishments this spring.
ALF and Garden Stories partnered in 2017 to launch a series of interdisciplinary workshops for the Children’s Workshop School and the Campos Community garden.
- Carolyn Ratcliffe, Artistic Director, Art Loisaida Foundation
- Holly O’Grady, Founding Director, Garden Stories: Leadership Workshops
Bios for Carolyn and Holly can be found here
- Christopher Batenhorst, Garden workshops
- Gladys Feliciano, Art workshops
- Linda Gelman, Storytelling workshop
- GianLuca Giovanetti, Healthy cooking workshops
- Carolyn Zezima, Garden and cooking workshops
- Dan Rothchild – Bee keeping/Soils
- Carolyn Ratcliffe
- Children’s Workshop School
- Dorothy Cantwell
- Gary Mortson
For further information on Garden Stories: Leadership Workshops contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The celebration known as Day of the Dead. It is not nearly as scary as it sounds.
We didn’t just create the pizza, we grew the veggies!
Gnocco’s staff showed the children how to create a pizza. We then all created pizzas together using herbs and vegetables we grew at Campos community Garden: oregeno, basil, thyme, marjoram and tomatoes.
Claudio and Rossella shows us how to make the pizza dough.
The dough is super elastic. Rosella stretched and stretched a little ball of dough to make a big pie. The dough was squishy when I poked at it.
The pizzas sure tasted super good. The children documented the process by drawing and writing in their notebooks.
You can see some of our drawing in the book we published at the end of the year: