Author: Tammy Thornton

Saving Seeds with Island Grown Schools

By Claire Lafave In our farm to school program on Martha’s Vineyard, seeds are one of the core curricular areas that we return to year after year with our students, as they move from preschool through elementary, middle, and high school.  Seed saving has become an integral tool for connecting with students about food culture, life cycles, and community.  We have two seed stories we’d like to share with you: This year our teen program, The Farm Project, helped facilitate the launch of the island’s first community seed library, and one of our island elementary schools organized an all-school...

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Green Schools Returns to The White House

White House Hosts Green Schools and National Green Schools Society Students for Climate Education and Literacy Student Round Table Pictured L to R: Robin Organ, Executive Director and Founder of Green Schools; Back Row: Charles Orgbon III, Avalon Theisen, Jillian Rizzitano, Samuel Koufman, Green Schools Director of Schools and Students, Maureen Aylward; Front Row: Lynnea Shuck, Jamison Wrinn and Haley Organ On Monday, February 9th, 2015 at 3:15 PM, the White House hosted eight students from Green Schools, National Green Schools Society, and affiliated organizations for a student round table discussion on Climate Education and Literacy. The student round table coincided...

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8th Annual Green Schools Summit at Boston University

DATE: April 8, 2015 Each spring, Green Schools hosts its Annual Massachusetts Green Schools Summit. Now in its 8th year, the Massachusetts Green Schools Summit connects stakeholders from government, education, business, community, nonprofit organizations, and leaders of all ages interested in Green Schools & Communities. OBJECTIVES Engage in cross-sector dialogues Learn from thought leaders of all ages Go back to your school and community armed with knowledge and resources to Green Your School WHO SHOULD ATTEND Municipal and state government officials and staff K-12 & Higher Education staff and faculty Students (suggested for Middle School aged students and above) Businesses Non-profit organizations...

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