Posts by Jeanette

Meet Aleen in her NEW role!

Posted by on Feb 25, 2020 in CSG's Gardens | 0 comments

Meet Aleen in her NEW role!

1) Tell us about an early experience with gardens or nature. We didn’t have a garden at my house growing up, but I was raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, so I was always having fun outdoors; my friends and I would explore on the trails between our neighborhood and our school for hours! Of course, I also had a special love for the Amish farms (doesn’t everyone LOVE the smell of manure?!?) and the oh-so-yummy ice cream we would get there. 2) How did you get involved in CSG? My great friend Katie Reid Shevlin told me I had to hear about this organization that was working to put gardens in...

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The Family Foundations that Support CSG

Posted by on Feb 25, 2020 in CSG's Gardens | 0 comments

Thank you to the Family Foundations & Funds that have supported CSG and partnering programs over the year. Perrin & Peggy Quarles Fund Davenport & Spigle Rossetter-Cuthbert Fund HF & AR Tucker Family Charitable Fund LWH Family Foundation Dorothea Nelson, Charitable Lead Annuity Trust Innocenti Family Trust William M Camp...

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Meet the Board- Daisa joins the team!

Posted by on Feb 24, 2020 in CSG's Gardens | 0 comments

Meet the Board- Daisa joins the team!

1) Tell us about an early experience with gardens or nature. Growing up my mother and I would garden together. One of my favorite memories was of us going to our neighborhoods wooded creek area to find native ferns and ivy to use for landscaping. During the process through lots of laughter and mishaps, we learned quickly that ferns growing in the wild aren’t easily transplanted. 2) How did you get involved in CSG? I first got involved with CSG as the Site Director for the CLASS Program at Clark elementary.  I was asked by our school garden coordinator if CSG could host a garden club....

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Birds at Burnley Moran

Posted by on Feb 19, 2020 in CSG's Gardens, Featured | 0 comments

Birds at Burnley Moran

Something that we get asked a lot as garden coordinators with CSG is “What do you do in the winter?” While it is true that there have been days during these cold and rainy months that I wish it were spring already, there is still ample exploration going on in our gardens and in classrooms this time of year. We use this time to do activities that are adaptable to both indoor and outdoor, in case we have a nice day that allows us to get outside (which has happened a lot this winter). Some of the activities we’ve been doing are bean dissection and sprouting, seed starting, and of course...

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Winter Cooking at Greenbrier

Posted by on Feb 19, 2020 in CSG's Gardens, Featured | 0 comments

Winter Cooking at Greenbrier

Since starting as a garden coordinator at Burnley Moran and Greenbrier Elementary Schools, I’ve been surprised by how excited students are about trying food. In the fall when the gardens were still teeming with tomatoes, peas, bok choi and more, it was common to turn around to see students with a handful of vegetables or a mouth stuffed with lettuce. I remember this time that a student tapped me in the garden, “Miss Mackenzie, look at my burrito!” She’d stuffed a malabar spinach leaf with 2 cherry tomatoes and a snap pea. Not a class went by without a “can we eat stuff?” But with...

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