ICG has a long history of collaborating with Ithaca City School District - from Garden field trips to classroom and after school outreach programs.
In spring of 2022, ICG was named as a community partner in supporting ICSD's Project Innovation: Cultivating Connections, a 6 week summer program serving 250 students in grades K-5.
This Summer, we have hosted 6 classes from Project Innovation at ICG and welcomed several more self-guided groups. ICG has provided outreach to 4 classes, delivering container garden materials to over 80 students. Jason (he/him), ICG's Facilities Manager, created a mini greenhouse which he delivered to a class studying the power of the sun. Additionally, we’ve been working closely with teachers to plan their lessons and incorporate gardening activities into their lessons.
Through Project Innovation, we’ve forged relationships with many ICSD teachers, and we're excited that they want to continue working with ICG and plan to return for future field trips. We are super grateful for the opportunity to connect with even more teachers and students at ICSD!