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Half Day Playworker Moves on to Peace Corps

Diamond Oden, an ICG playworker, has been accepted into the Peace Corps. A recent Cornell graduate, Diamond studied Environmental Science. When applying to a Peace Corps program, she chose to stay in a field suiting her qualifications and will be an agroforestry volunteer in Jamaica. When asked

TUF Teens Key Contributors to New Esty Street Garden

A new community garden opened on Esty street last week on CFCU property immediately next to the Meadow Street branch. Partners include Cornell Cooperative Extension, GreenStar, Loaves and Fishes, and ICG’s own Teen Urban Farmers (TUF). The TUF teens spent an afternoon at the Esty

New to Ithaca… introducing Turtle Lane

Where do you go to slow down and smell the fennel?  121 Turtle Lane of course! After years of confusion locating the Garden, ICG now has a unique street name and a proper street sign to go with it. Easy to say, easy to spell, and

Community Professionals Instrumental in New ICG Signage

Todd Edmonds, CEO and Creative Director of Iron Design, helped design a three-sided, 20 foot tall identity sign for Ithaca Children’s Garden Garden to be placed at the Rt.89 Intersection. The sign will increase the Garden’s visibility to passing traffic and pedestrians and after a

Lucas VanDee Takes on Co- Leader Role with TUF

Teen Urban Farmers (TUF), ICG’s longest running program (started in 1999) introduces Lucas VanDee, teen co-leader to assist TUF Manager, Lauren Salzman. Teen Urban Farmers empowers teens through a unique summer employment experience and year-round after-school program. Influenced by positive youth develop research and practices,

Ithaca Children’s Garden Receives Key Funding

ICG is pleased to share the news that we have been awarded two important new grants for garden care and development: $9,700 from The John Ben Snow Foundation, and $60,000 over a four year period through New York State. The John Ben Snow Foundation award

Saying Goodbye to AmeriCorps VISTA, Andrew Slaughter

After offering his hard work, dedication, and good company for two years, Andrew Slaughter, ICG’s AmeriCorps VISTA member, is heading on to graduate school at Duke University. Working as our grant manager, systems administrator, and general office guru, Andrew has been an integral part of ICG

International Mud Day Was A Splashing Success!

More than 500 people attended ICG’s 6th annual International Mud Day at Ithaca Children’s Garden. The event welcomed new and seasoned Garden visitors and made a wonderful muddy mess! Check out event photos on Flickr. In case you missed it, you can see the terrific video produced