man and boy gardening in raised beds
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A man and a child gardening.


Gardening with Kids

  • Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Gardening with kids can be fun, engaging, and memorable for all! The focus of this Zoom class will be the garden components, plants, activities and attitudes that will make gardening a year-round activity that you can share with the children in your life. Jason and Lauren will share stories, strategies, tools and resources based on their work at Ithaca Children's Garden. Learn someways you can enjoy time outside with young people of all ages growing food and tending to the natural world around you.

Educator's biography - Lauren Salzman: Youth Horticulture Educator, CCE Tompkins and Ithaca Children's Garden. With a background in Environmental Studies, an M.Ed in Environmental Education, and almost 20 years of experience working outside with children of all ages, ICG is exactly where she wants to be! As an avid naturalist, Lauren has always loved plants and studying the natural world. She is a Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County youth horticulture educator serving as ICG’s Senior Educator.

Jason McClevish: Facilities Manager and Educator Ithaca Children's Garden. Childishly experiencing the outdoors is where the magic is for Jason McClevish. In the freedom of western PA's woods is where explorations started, but they have now grown to include the Pacific NW, SE, and the cold of the deep NE. Work and play have intertwined for him in being a farmer, educator, backpacker, gardener, maker and father of 4. Graduating from The Evergreen State College in WA was a joyful embellishment to this experience educated student of life. He is glad to share energy, comfort, creativity, and experience with fellow beings while adventuring through the days. He is glad to call Danby and ICG “home” and looks forward to supporting more magical days there.

Class Recording: All classes are recorded so if you cannot make the live class, you can watch the video however only participants who have registered in advance for the class will have access to the video recording which is sent 48 hours later to registrants. Register and pay below.

We are committed to making all the Zoom classes in our Horticulture Program financially accessible, so have moved to a pay-what-you-can model. Our Zoom classes are valued at $20. If you can afford to pay $20 or more, you are helping make these classes available to folks who cannot afford the full price. All registrants, regardless of payment level, will receive a video recording of the class.


$0-$40/person self-determined, pay what you can afford



Maria Christian
Administrative Assistant
(607) 272-2292 ext. 130


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Last updated February 7, 2022