The CESA Sprouts program will be making a return this Autumn, and is open for your Tiny Tot to participate in stimulating programming in our learning garden at Pathways Park.
CESA Sprouts is hosted about 15 minutes after your Tiny Tot’s soccer session every Saturday (with the exception of September 17th and October 22; there will be no Sprouts programming these days). Each session in the garden starts with enjoying fresh snacks (fruits and vegetables) over an open discussion (whatever the Sprouts want to talk about that day!). From there we move into the day’s Personal Enrichment activity, rooted in exploration of one’s senses and emotions. Lastly, that leads into our Garden Enrichment activity of the day, which is aligned with the necessary maintenance and upkeep of the garden's growing process.
At the end of the 8-week long program, your Sprout will walk away from the garden with their Garden Notebook documenting all of the work and activities they did throughout the program, multiple bellies-full of produce, and a newfound (or enhanced) connection to the food they eat, where it comes from, and the landscape/conditions that foster its growth.
The majority of our produce has been donated to Columbus Community Kitchen Inc. and Woodhouse Vegan Restaurant to feed and support our community.
If you have any questions about the program and/or activities we will engage in, please feel free to contact our Director of Environmental Awareness, Max Rosenthal, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Environmental Awareness Program is being designed to:
foster a connection to, and appreciation for, our surrounding environments
introduce participants to gardening and nutrition
enhance the overall awareness of how our lives impact the environments we live in
Max Rosenthal is the Director of Environmental Awareness for Final Third Foundation. He is responsible for overseeing F3’s Environmental Awareness Program (EAP), which is aimed to 1) enhance the relationship our park and its patrons have with our neighboring landscapes and ecosystems and 2) provide various educational opportunities for our F3 family including environmental education programs in our park garden. The EAP executes landscape agendas at the Easton Sports Park, such as tree planting, habitat/biodiversity remediation, recycling/waste management, and general field maintenance.