COLUMBIA and GREENE CO., N.Y. — Garden based learning is an important and effective tool for educating young people both inside as well as outside of the school setting. Cornell Cooperative Extension’s School Partners in Gardening program works to train and support both formal and informal youth educators in garden based learning. We welcome school teachers and volunteers, community youth program leaders, and all who are passionate about sharing a love of gardening and the outdoors with youth. Our program offers many opportunities for free supplies, grant-writing support and curriculum training.
As we launch into our work in 2019 we are actively seeking new members for both our Greene County group and our Columbia County group. Yet, participants may attend meetings in either county. The Columbia County group meets monthly on Mondays at 4:30 PM. Our upcoming meeting on March 4th will include a free seed giveaway, a training about educating youth on the history of forests in our area and an opportunity to network with other people who are interested in garden based education.
For more information or to join our group please reach out to Andrew Randazzo, 4-H Natural Resources Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties. He can be reached via phone at 518-318-1180 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities. The programs provided by this organization are partially funded by monies received from the Counties of Columbia and Greene.
4-H is New York’s only youth development program directly connected to the technological advances and the latest research at Cornell University. 4-H participants learn leadership, citizenship and life skills through hands-on projects in three primary program areas: science and technology; healthy living; and citizenship. To find out more about 4-H and youth programs in Columbia and Greene Counties, contact us at 518-828-3346 orColumbiagreene@cornell.edu or visit our website, www.ccecolumbiagreene.org . You can also “Like” us on Facebook…Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties.
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