Meet us at the Garden this Saturday
This Saturday, July 31 ICG will host its first in-person, non-program event since our Festival of Fire & Ice in early 2020. Nearly 18 months since we have been able to share time in the company of our greater community at the Garden. To say we are excited to see you at our Inspiring Environmental Leaders ribbon cutting ceremony is an understatement.

Please join us as we reveal 8 lively banners, respectively featuring an environmental leader that has inspired our local youth with their transformative impact. Learn more about each environmental herald from the participating youths through their written essays. They've showcased historical leaders like George Washington Carver, and contemporary stewards such as Andrea Chu!

In partnership with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Learning Farm, this exhibit will be displayed at the Garden. We hope the nature explorers of the future will find their spark amongst these Inspiring Environmental Leaders.

We'll see you at the Garden for the Inspiring Environmental Leaders ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, July 31 at 10am. Light refreshments will be served.

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TUF is back in the Garden
The Garden is beautiful as ever, and not just because everywhere one looks there is fruit, fun, flower, and foliage. So many content people enjoying the day exploring and experiencing together. 

Among and supporting these folks, you will find our TUF teens.
  
In collaboration with Youth Employment Services, these Teen Urban Farmers (TUF) choose to begin their employment experience with ICG. 

Behind the scenes they are weeding, creating, planting, and generally beautifying the Garden on most mornings. Improving the Garden and growing the skills needed to keep it shining, they also maintain open minds and a positive work ethic that makes each task so much more light.

Aside from pulling mountains of weeds, they have taken on weaving a basket nest on the outskirts of the Wildflower Meadow, creating new planting spaces, and engaging the host of tasks that emerge. 

Thanks in large part to their work, the support of the visiting teen crew from the Learning Web (thank you Learning Web!) and other volunteers- the gravel path is looking more fresh by the day.

So if you happen to see some hard working teens on site, give a kind word or at least appreciate the knowledge that there is hope for a world where teens choose to support the Garden with their efforts.
Save the Date for Haudenosaunee Songs and Stories
Ithaca Children's Garden will host internationally celebrated artist Joanne Shenandoah, and Perry Ground, Traditional Storyteller and Cultural Educator on Saturday, August 28! (Time TBA)

As always, our community events are free with a suggested donation for those who are able.
Any donations made on this day will benefit the Traditional Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Healing. More details coming soon, stay tuned!

This program is made possible in full with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.
Get a head start on your autumn garden
It feels like summer just started, but it's almost time to start plotting your cool weather gardens. With thanks to the Home Depot in Ithaca for restocking our Seed Barn, ICG is here to help plant some ideas!
Be sure to grab a seed packet or two for your home and community gardens during your visit.
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