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Ithaca Children’s Garden seeks Executive Director

Ithaca Children’s Garden is seeking its next Executive Director. The ideal candidate is an experienced, compassionate leader with exceptional interpersonal skills, who believes in and will work toward our vision that every child has the basic human right to play, learn, and grow outdoors, and

Playful Nature Explorers Enrolling Now!

Ithaca Children’s Garden is all about enriching children, exploring nature, and play. As home to one of the first adventure playgrounds in the U.S., the Hands-on-Nature Anarchy Zone, the Garden empowers young children to develop lifelong relationships with the natural world around them in as

Inspiring Environmental Leaders

In collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Learning Farm, Ithaca Children’s Garden is honored to present a new exhibit to the community: Inspiring Environmental Leaders. The exhibit comprises 8 large format banners—each featuring an environmental leader who has inspired local youth.

Volunteer Spotlight: Nancy Niu

Meet Nancy, an all-star ICG volunteer who returned to work with us after volunteering last summer. Nancy has rocked many volunteer hats so far this summer—gardening, crafting, and working with families at the Explore the Waterfront program. Thank you for your service to ICG and

All pollinators welcome here

GIAC Pollinator Garden

GIAC approached ICG last year, looking for support in developing a pollinator garden to make better use of their outdoor space. Weaving together support and partnership of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services, the process- and resulting garden- are inspiring. The ICG team has worked on all aspects- working

Volunteer Spotlight: Mike Martin-Schroeder

1. How did you come to volunteer at ICG?As recent residents of the Ithaca area, we were impressed with the various groups and activities available to be involved. I was a recent retiree of 30 years as a public school elementary teacher, civic volunteer in

Build a Paper Yurt!

Ithaca Children’s Garden believes in connecting children to nature for a better world- even in the rain, sleet, and snow.  But when torrential summer rains strike or the winters become too cold for our preschoolers, we are left at a loss for safe onsite shelter.

Monique Caraballo in the Garden

Monique Caraballo, ICG’s Communications & Marketing Coordinator since July 2020, shares the personal way she connects to the Garden to help both herself, and the Garden grow. I spent my early childhood in New York City. Just a few blocks away from Central Park. I

Volunteer Spotlight: Ritza Francois

How did you come to volunteer at ICG? I originally met Erin, the Executive Director, through the Tompkins Chamber where I was given a tour upon our introduction. It was actually the first time I had ever been to the Garden but had always been