For Atlantic Highlands Elementary School (AHES), their learning garden program, launched in 2011 by GoSprouts.org (a 501c3 non-profit which was co-founded by two local parents, Laurie Brekke and Hope Hanlon), quickly became a favorite of the students. The Student Council even held a naming contest and the Tiger Patch Learning Garden, commonly called “the Tiger(…)
At the recent Garden Club of NJ flower show, our AHES 6th-grade challenge art students competed in the youth garden category, winning 4 first-place ribbons, 4 second-place ribbons, 4 third-place ribbons, and 2 honorable mentions. Congratulations to all on a job well done!
On May 10th, GoSprouts had the distinct honor of speaking at our local TED conference: TEDxNavesink at Two River Theater. The amazing team from TEDxNavesink pulled together a fantastic agenda for this year’s event with the theme of PLAY. Please check out our presentation as well as the other speakers; we were certainly in great(…)
On Sunday, June 1st, we’ll be part of a Craft Market in Atlantic Highlands. We’ll have some herb infused olive oils for sale (trust us, they’re delicious!) with all proceeds benefitting the Tiger Patch. Of course, there will all kinds of other cool arts & crafts so come on down & enjoy the day. In addition(…)
Mary Ann Bourbeau, Two River Times wrote “Laurie Brekke, the cofounder of GoSprouts.org, also is on the bill. Along with organization cofounder Hope Hanlon, they created a learning garden at Atlantic Highlands Elementary School three years ago.” Read the full article here
We were thrilled to be mentioned in a recent article by the TriCity News as an example of how micro-organizing can lead to other great ideas. Here’s a quote from the article: “Take what’s happening up in Atlantic Highlands, a town this newspaper has long spotlighted for its potential and progressive community. As demonstrated at(…)
by Stacie Carter “Let Nature be your teacher.” – William Wordsworth In 2010, Laurie Brekke and Hope Hanlon sat amongst a group of women, one of whom dreamed of starting a garden. Being mothers of young children, they loved the idea of getting their daughters’ thumbs green while also helping a friend. They reached out(…)
We are so honored to have been chosen to speak at our local TEDx event on May 10th! Our little learning garden has been going strong since 2010 and we’re happy to share what we’ve learned from the experience with others. It’s going to be a great event and we’re looking forward to spreading the(…)