After School at ICG is returning
A young child stands inside of a large circular tube and pushes it from the inside.
and enrolling now for the 2021-22 school year!
After School at ICG is full of the adventure play and nature immersion that your child deserves after a long day spent in school.

  • For children K-5th grade
  • Flexible enrollment & scholarships available
  • Monday – Friday following the ICSD calendar
  • Space is limited

1. Complete the enrollment form with basic info and your preferred schedule. The enrollment form will ask for a $30 fee (applied to your first month).
2. Apply for a scholarship if applicable. 
3. We’ll process your enrollment, confirm schedule availability, and provide you with a tuition agreement.
4. Return your signed tuition agreement and program deposit to secure your space.
5. If you have any questions along the way, drop us a line at register@ithacachildrensgarden.org
Here come the sunflowers! 🌻
Two children plant seeds together.
First graders from GIAC afterschool program have been working with ICG and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to learn about soil, seeds, and flowers as we prepare to install a beautiful pollinator garden. The GIAC pollinator garden project and programming is a part of a larger initiative titled "Moving the needle on equitable access to nature" and is made possible with support by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Here two participants are planting sunflower seeds for their future garden!
We're seeking a Volunteer Program Intern
Two young adults planting in the garden.
Work closely with our team to welcome and onboard new members of the ICG Volunteer Corp. Our ideal candidate would enthusiastically
  • Respond to email inquiries and process new volunteer applications.
  • Interview and photograph current volunteers for newsletter highlights.
  • Create content for the volunteer section of our website.
  • Occasionally be on-site in the Garden for volunteer days.

We would like someone to commit to ~10 hours per week.
Please consider applying if you are friendly, organized, detail-oriented, and would like to gain some non-profit administrative and communications experience.
Volunteer Spotlight: Ritza Francois
Ritza is a familiar face around the Garden! Full of exuberant, warm energy, she makes the Garden an even more welcoming space. We're excited to feature Ritza in our volunteer spotlight this week.

Why do you volunteer at ICG?
I volunteer at ICG because it brings out my inner play. Growing up in Brooklyn, there wasn’t a lot of greenery to play around or most places cost money before you could do anything. I also volunteer because it's an opportunity to learn and teach the younger generation it is OK and it is their right to enjoy nature.

What do you do as a volunteer?
I sit on the Marketing and Communications Committee where I helped develop the new IGC logo, communications strategies, market outreach campaigns, monitor and strengthen social media with ICG Staff Members, and review general communications for newsletters, announcements, and Garden marketing materials. I also help weed, rake leaves in the fall, and grow vegetables during the summer.

If you could tell someone one thing about the Garden, what would it be? 
ICG is for everyone. It may feel like you need a reason or goal or purpose to be there before you visit, but you’ll be surprised that it is just a beautiful place to reconnect to nature and relax!
Your financial support makes it happen
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