Cornell Garden-Based Learning

Cornell Garden-Based Learning
Primary Address 1:
40 E. 34th Street
Primary Address City:
New York
Primary Address State:
Primary Address Zip:
Other Locations 1:
183 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10016
Long Organization Description:

Our mission is to provide educators with inspiring, research-based gardening resources and professional development to support engaging, empowering, and relevant learning experiences for children, youth, adults, and communities.

Organization Website Address:
Organization Phone Number:
(212) 340-2910
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Jennifer Tiffany
How do customers and clients contact your organization?:
Email, Telephone, Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
How often does your organization use social media?:
2-3x a month
Number of staff/employees:
Major Funders:
Cornell University, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Organization Type:
Academic Organization, Garden Education, Professional Development
About the Organization:
We are in Horticulture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ (CALS) School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS). We are also part of the Cornell University Cooperative Extension (CCE) network.

Our work encompasses programs, activities, and projects in which the garden is the foundation for integrated learning and discovery across disciplines, through active and engaging real-world experiences. We are committed to the value of gardening with children, youth, adults, families and communities, focusing on plants as an avenue to human and community well-being.

Our professional development opportunities for Cornell University Cooperative Extension educators, volunteers and their local partners aim to connect these community leaders with research-based knowledge, emerging issues as well as other Cornell University’s faculty, staff and programs. We facilitate learning and collaborations through program work team meetings, statewide and regional workshops or in-services, distance learning programs, elists, social media, small group or one-on-one discussions and an Internet presence.

We develop activities, programs, publications, and other educational materials, as well as share general garden information. In partnership with with faculty and staff at Cornell, Cornell Cooperative Extension educators and volunteers (including Master Gardener Volunteers) in county associations we pilot test, evaluate, and reflect on all of our materials prior to making them accessible for free on our website.

We also work with other organizations throughout the United States and internationally on projects and through symposia, conferences, and cultural exchanges.

At the heart of what we do is a foundation of research-based knowledge and experience.
Latest Project:
Shared a ‘Citizen Science Investigators Application Survey’ on behalf of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in order to help support ways to add more inquiry-based learning and team leadership to STEM programs.
Areas Served:
Core Programs:
Garden Guidance: K-12 Teacher or Volunteer, Youth Development Teacher or Volunteer, Garden Educator or Volunteer; Program Planning Toolkit: Sowing the Seeds of Success
Major Issues:
Garden Education, Sustainable Food, Urban Agriculture, Research-based knowledge
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
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