WHAT DO WE DO?

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SPREAD THE WORD

We serve as the central resource for school gardens, tastings and outdoor learning through collective communications – web, newsletter, social media

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TEACH THE TEACHERS

We host quarterly workshops to build gardening, tasting and outdoor learning skills in our teachers and informal educators. Spring 2015 we published GTN Schoolyard Gardening Tasting Guide

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CONNECT THE DOTS

We share information and expertise of 30 Resource Partner organizations working in support of school gardens, tasting and outdoor learning

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SCHOOL GARDEN CERTIFICATION

We support and expand school garden engagement to achieve sustainability through school garden certification

LEARN MORE

Graham Gano on Healthy Eating

Lake Wylie School Garden Certification Accomplishments

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SCHOOLS ENGAGED IN

GARDENING, TASTING & OUTDOOR LEARNING

SEE OUR NETWORK
WE ARE

IN THE COMMUNITY

Connecting is the first step to making real changes in our school gardens. When we connect teachers with available resources, kids are one step closer to understanding real food. Keep up with our social media efforts to stay in the know about upcoming events, current partner opportunities and active urban farms in and around Charlotte, NC.

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WE LOVE OUR

SPONSORS

We are grateful to our local and national sponsors who support Green Teacher Network in its mission to advance academics, health and sustainability through school gardens and outdoor learning.  Corporate and Individual Sponsorship is essential in maintaining the resources to our 185 area schools engaged in school gardening and outdoor learning.

Green Teacher Network is a contracted service provider of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and Mecklenburg County – coordinating with Mecklenburg Health Department.

For more information on how you can be a sponsor, contact Edna Chirico at echirico@GTNCharlotte.org

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News, Thoughts, Tips & Tricks On The Blog

Stay up to date on all things GTN! Here you will find reading guides, recipe ideas, upcoming events and more! Visit the full blog here.

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