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AHS Recognizes ICG’s Playful Approach to Learning

In its just-released issue of The American Gardener, The American Horticultural Society highlights ICG in the article “Serious Play at Ithaca Children’s Garden” by Katherine Somerville. ICG’s unique, play-forward philosophy is illuminated as a model for other public gardens and child-centric spaces. The article hopes

Share Your Love of ICG on TripAdvisor

Thousands of ICG visitors share positive reviews in ICG’s guest books, on Google, and on FaceBook, saying things like, “Better than Disney Land!” Despite all of this love, virtually NO visitors are logging their love of ICG on TripAdvisor. The ICG team has been too busy

What Did a Day at Camp Include This Summer?

Trying new foods! All summer our Food Systems Educator and Staff brought new recipes and ingredients to the table. We couldn’t have done it without our eager and hungry campers. Take a look to see some of the snacks we created this Summer. Going to

All New Offering: After School at ICG

Help your child get off on the right foot this school year by enrolling them in After School at ICG. Running from 2:30 to 5:30 pm on Mondays and Thursdays from September 17th through November 1st, this is an after school program unlike any other! When

GIAC Makes Memories Camping Out at ICG

Last Thursday evening, ICG came alive with GIAC (Greater Ithaca Activities Center) campers exploring the Garden, playing games, making s’mores, and sharing stories around the camp-fire. Another highlight of the night was a U.S. Fish and Wildlife lead interactive lesson! After pitching their tents and enjoying

TUF Farm Stand Now Selling Ithaca Bakery Coffee

We are currently selling Ithaca Bakery cold-brew iced-coffee at the TUF (Teen Urban Farmers) Farm Stand Monday through Friday, 8:30am until it’s gone. Take some time for yourself every morning and stop by the ICG Farmstand; drink some iced-coffee while relaxing in the shade on our new patio- generously made

ICG to be Community Partners for Charlotte’s Web LIVE!

At 3pm on Sunday, May 20th, Theatreworks USA will be performing Charlotte’s Web LIVE at State Theatre Ithaca. Buy tickets using the promo code GARDEN to receive discounted ticket prices: $12.75 for adults, $8.50 for children, and $10.25 for seniors. Theatreworks’ production of Charlotte’s Web is

Playwork Minor at Bloomsburg University

An exciting new minor in the field of playwork has been approved at Bloomsburg University and will be available beginning in Fall 2018. Playwork is a foundational principle of ICG and focuses on the value of nature-based and adventure play that allows children to learn naturally and

Tough Turtle 2018 Huge Success: THANK YOU!

Ithaca Children’s garden hosted The Tough Turtle on Saturday April 21st. The Garden came alive as racers climbed, slid, sprinted, and crawled their way to the finish line on a miraculously sunny day! Even the Tough Turtle Junior course was full of little racers having