Monthly Archives: June 2011

Garden Build #2: Troy, MI

This past weekend GEF, Amway, and the Troy Boys and Girls Club came together for the second garden build of the season!  Their joint effort produced some beautiful theme gardens, complete with seedlings and hand-painted plant markers.  The teen leaders … Continue reading

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Sustainability Education K-12 Curricula – Building 21st Century Skills

School is considered the place where young people prepare for their future. Our schools are expected to provide valuable skills and experience as students get ready to enter college or the job market. Are we living up to that challenge? … Continue reading

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Garden Build #1: Clifton, NJ

This past weekend, GEF, Amway, and the Clifton Boys and Girls Club teamed up for the first garden build of the season!  Even the pouring rain could not deter the kids, parents, and master gardeners who worked to build their … Continue reading

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Green Thumb Challenge on the Road

Although the GEF office is based just outside of Boston, we supply free resources to gardeners across the country. But we don’t stop there: Thanks to a generous grant from Amway, this summer, for the second time, we are partnering … Continue reading

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Green Thumb Challenge

Who We Are Welcome and pull up a chair – you have found us at the Green Thumb Challenge Blog, where we live and breathe topics related to youth gardening. From best practices to opportunities (i.e. funding, educational), our insights … Continue reading

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