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Educator Spotlight: Tom Hakim, Assistant Principal, Cold Spring School

The dictionary defines a teacher as “one whose occupation is to instruct,” which, with all due respect to the good folks at Merriam-Webster, barely scratches the surface of what it means to teach. In our experience, true educators are best defined as mentors and leaders who display passion, dedication, intelligence, and care.  They work tirelessly […]


Winter Garden Workshop Resources

Winter is coming! As exciting as this season is for skiers, ice skaters, snow-people builders, and cold-weather lovers of all types, it is rest-time for the garden and planning time for Garden Teams. Over the next couple of weeks, students and garden teams will be out layering mulch and straw on the Learning Gardens. Then […]


Summer/Fall Garden Harvest Resources

As we transition into fall, Learning Gardens around Indianapolis have produce ready to harvest and use in the classroom. The Kitchen Community is home to numerous resources designed to help teachers, administrators, and volunteers safely collect produce from the garden and keep track of their yield. We also have several simple and tasty ways to […]


Kicking Off our Second Year of Garden Bites

Thanks to the generosity of the Walmart Foundation, Garden Bites, our nutrition and health curriculum for Learning Garden students, co-authored with our partner Common Threads, is back in schools across the country and our second year is already shaping up to be even bigger and better than the first! We are excited to be expanding […]


October is National Farm to School Month!

Do you remember going to the pumpkin patch with your first-grade class, or apple picking in kindergarten? In addition to offering a fun day out of the classroom, these field trips can help connect the dots for students between the source of food, their personal health, and community resilience. Teachers recognize the learning inherent in […]