GUEST (Gardening and Urban Ecology Support for Teachers)
The GUEST initiative collaborates with educators to design build and maintain both the physical infrastructure and educational practices needed for sustainable and successful garden programs at their schools. The types of support provided are driven by the needs at each school, and may include: design and co-design of curriculum; site assessment and garden design; direct instruction for students, in-class and outdoors; teacher workshops and trainings; etc.
The GUEST program works intensively with each school for the first year of collaboration and then tapers off support over the following couple of years as school programs become more self sustaining.
For more info about Green Academy, contact Moses Thompson (Moses.Thompson@tusd1.org).