2012 National Children & Youth Garden Symposium
Educational Sessions and Hollin Meadows
"Share the Seeds"
A Day at Hollin Meadows Science and Math Focus School
Friday, July 20, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
2310 Nordok Place, Alexandria, VA 22306
One day of the symposium will be held at Hollin Meadows Science and Math Focus School in Alexandria, Virginia. This school has so enthusiastically and effectively embraced gardening in its curriculum that in 2009 it merited a visit from First Lady Michelle Obama, who has become an advocate for improving young people’s health through gardening and other active outdoor activities. Symposium attendees will enjoy a tour of the school’s gardens and the students will be on hand to give demonstrations. The 2012 Growing Good Kids Book Award winners will also be unveiled during lunch at the school. Jointly administered by the AHS and the Junior Master Gardeners, the book award program is designed to recognize children’s books that effectively promote an appreciation for gardening, plants, and the environment.