About GTN Charlotte


Our program of work


  • Coordinate Quarterly Workshops in support of schoolyard gardens.
  • Maintain & Grow communications through web, social media and email distribution ?to reach 1,000 by the end of 2014-2015 academic school year.

2014-2015 School Year

  • gardenpixforaboutpageMaintain and annually update the Directory of Schoolyard Gardens.
  • Develop web-based matrix – connecting curriculum recommendations/resources to schoolyard gardens for each grade level and each subject. Focus is academics, health/ wellness/movement and environmental education.
  • Develop and implement certification programs – to expand effectiveness and further t
    he sustainability of schoolyard gardens year round :
  • Designation—for schools beginning their garden experience
  • Certification—for schools seeking to expand their garden experience
  • Publish the Piedmont Edition – Schoolyard Garden, Tasting and Resource Guide.

Near Future

  • Identify a location(s) for an Ultimate Schoolyard Garden Display, where teachers and students can visit to garner additional ideas for their garden experience.
  • Expand Eco-Footprint Challenge from 11 to 25 schools and develop web-based eco-footprint model for school buildings and campuses – allowing each to become a learning tool.

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