Early this month, many supporters and friends of the Garden gathered to celebrate the yurt with special events and activities!
We were joined by the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce to mark the joyous occasion with a ribbon cutting on November 2nd.
We heard from Jennifer Tavares, President of the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce, Jodi LaPierre, Visit Ithaca's Director of Visitor Experience, and Candice Meade (she/her), Executive Director of Ithaca Children's Garden. Then, the big moment arose as program families, children, supporters, staff, and the Board stood alongside one another and cut the ribbon!
That weekend, on November 5th, many more ICG community members attended our yurt's open house! ICG board member Brock D. Gibian (he/him) answered questions about year-around use for programs and the yurt's design elements, while our Educator, Grace (she/her) led a build-your-own mini yurt activity.
Our deepest gratitude goes out to our supporters, volunteers, contractors, and ICG Board and staff both past and present whose creativity and hard work made the yurt, and these events possible.
If you are interested in supporting the yurt, please contact Ritza (she/her) our Development Director about available opportunities at firstname.lastname@example.org