The Flagstaff Foodlink Youth Garden Project, facilitated by John Taylor, in coordination with graduate students at the Program in Sustainable Communities at NAU, is happy to facilitate this blog for all teachers, parents, community volunteers, and students involved in youth gardening to exchange ideas, post pictures, trouble shoot or just brag about your gardens. Foodlink is providing a K-12 State standard aligned curriculum (see curriculum tab) to anyone interested, and is conducting teachers trainings on it. The idea for this blog emerged from the first training session held at Ponderosa High School on April 10. We hope you will benefit from this exchange and will let Foodlink know if we can help in any other way. Below are some information on our resources:

What Foodlink can offer Youth Gardens

  • Mini-grants to help purchase supplies ($100-300). Contact: Sue Norris sue@tonynorris.com for application.
  • Networking with other schools and community resources for volunteer help including Master Gardeners, NAU “sustainability” students, and other experienced gardeners. Contact: sue@tonynorris.com or 520-491-0132.
  • Consultation with a landscape designer, experienced in place-based and environmentally sound methods and water conservation. Contact: John Taylor tbirdenterprises@mac.com.
  • K-12 Curriculum tied to Arizona state standards. Disk available from at the Flagstaff CSA, corner Cottage and Beaver or for training, contact: Rosemary Logan loganro23@hotmail.com.
  • Educators who can offer lessons in the classroom or assistance to teachers. Contact: John Taylor tbirdenterprises@mac.com.
  • Plant starts from a CSA grown by Native Plant and Seed. **you must make advanced arrangements with Sue Norris to ensure your plants will be waiting for you.

To communicate with the administrator for this blog, contact: Cara Corbin at cc837@nau.edu

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