Hannah Bolstridge, one of MVTC’s veteran Residential Counselors and a Farm to Table Module Leader, recently attended the American Community Gardening Association‘s Annual Conference in Hartford, CT. Attending workshops that focused on programming for youth and schools, Hannah was able to learn more about activities and initiatives that could embelish the experience for our residents in our experiential education modules. She also attended the conference’s keynote address, given by Mark Winne from Johns Hopkins University’s Center for a Livable Future. Hannah remarked that Mountain Valley is very fortunate to call rural New Hampshire “home,” as we have gardening resources available to us that many at the conference do not.

Hannah has already shared much that she learned with our residents – and even did an in-service training with her colleagues last week (see photo, right) so that they, too, can create enriched lesson plans and utilize proper gardening techniques in their programming.

Mountain Valley is pleased to be able to provide funding for such professional development opportunities.