The Cultivate Your Gardens School Program

December 26, 2009

The Cultivate Your Gardens® School Program

An Ecosystem for Schools to Harvest the Potential of Today’s Youth for Tomorrow’s World
Excerpt from the E-Book by Adrienne Gans, Ph.D

As reported in the San Francisco Chronicle:

It’s not a gardening program. Think of Candide’s resolution in Voltaire’s novel, still relevant today. In Cultivate Your Gardens: 1) academic projects; 2) no cost, on-site coaching by interns; and, 3)community service leadership boost each other through their interaction, and form a model for continued learning throughout life. Building a Cultivate Your Gardens (CYG) program in a school leverages the individuality and passion of teachers and staff to tune the program to its local cultural niche and ensure its sustainability. It utilizes the best practices gained through research on community-based school programs, emotional intelligence, and project-based learning.

Read more:  Cultivate Your Gardens Overivew


One Response to “The Cultivate Your Gardens School Program”

  1. I love the Cultivate Your Gardens concept. The wisdom of Voltaire/Bernstein’s “Make Our Garden Grow” becomes increasingly clear as I get older. How wonderful to capture it in school and community education projects. Your blog is absolutely fascinating.

    Katherine Askew

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