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. A shelter has been a priority for years, and living through a pandemic, has shown us how critical and urgent the need is. Ironically, having an indoor shelter on-site makes being outside all year round possible.
Construction to build a 30-foot yurt on site began in May 2022, and we held a community ribbon-cutting ceremony on November 2nd.