TEDxSnoIseLibraries 2020: How school gardens empower young people

Join us for a live conversation and interactive Q&A with TEDxSnoIseLibraries speaker Jodi Crimmins. Jodi is the garden and sustainability teacher for Oak Harbor Public Schools on Whidbey Island, Washington.

This engaging talk shares innovative ideas anyone can do, and which engage young people while giving them lifelong skills, ways to do their part and have fun -- all based on key lessons learned from this groundbreaking program that is being replicated by a growing number of schools and school districts. All of us can help young people gain skills and abilities they need to grow and thrive -- while helping them be healthier and better able to address factors affecting our climate and our shared future. Jodi Crimmins is sharing a TEDx talk entitled, “How School Gardens Empower Young People.” Crimmins, a Whidbey Island native, managed to have her career and passion intersect. The Oak Harbor School District teacher and garden–lover has spent the past two years as a Garden and Sustainability Teacher on Special Assignment. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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