Webinar: Supporting Transgender & Gender Nonconforming Youth in the Garden

When:  May 22, 2024 from 11:00:00 AM to 12:00:00 PM (PT)

This webinar is hosted by the School Garden Support Organization Network. 

Gender expansive youth represent a growing demographic of students who utilize school gardens and outdoor classrooms. In spite of this, many programs continue to be built around traditional gender roles, from introducing classes as "Ladies and Gentlemen" to the ways that educators discuss the plants and animals in the garden. This webinar will provide research, resources, and information on ways to support Transgender and Gender Nonconforming (TGNC) youth in outdoor spaces. Starting from basic adjustments to everyday language, we will expand to challenge ourselves to create more accepting, welcoming spaces and lessons for our students.

Presenters will include:
- Amity Freiman, PLANTS Interim Manager at the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture in Columbia, MO
- Ary Solomon, Site Coordinator at Grow Portland in Portland, Oregon