Featured in City of Decatur’s Active Living Community Video!

The City of Decatur recently released a video highlighting the programs that make it an active living community. Amongst their varied programs was the Community Farmers Markets cooking classes with the seniors at the Decatur Housing Authority (DHA), along with the garden and cooking classes for the elementary school students at the DHA – aContinue reading “Featured in City of Decatur’s Active Living Community Video!”

SPARK Serves as a Nationwide Leader in Environmental Education

This summer, Springdale Park served as a model for Garden-Based Education across our city, state, and nation.   Throughout Metro Atlanta: Captain Planet Foundation – Photos and experiences of standard-based lessons from Springdale Park’s garden were shared with many teachers in districts across Metro Atlanta in Learning Garden Workshops hosted by Captain Planet Foundation. CommunityContinue reading “SPARK Serves as a Nationwide Leader in Environmental Education”

Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators

Springdale Park’s standards-based Environmental Education program was recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Environmental Protection Agency in receiving the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Education. The trip to Washington, DC included an awards ceremony along with multiple presentations and panel discussions on the topic of spreading programs like Springdale Park’s toContinue reading “Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators”

SPARK Students Live on CBS46!

Today, Springdale Park students had the opportunity to be on live TV on “Atlanta Unplugged.” The segment focused on the Captain Planet Foundation helping Georgia students get hands on in gardening lessons. Drew Gossett, Sophia Vempala, and Anita Williams spoke about their experiences in their garden and kitchen lessons as Chef Linton Hopkins demonstrated a delicious meal using gardenContinue reading “SPARK Students Live on CBS46!”

Partnership with Atkins Park Featured in the AJC!

We are so grateful for our Partnership with Atkins Park in Virginia Highland. Chef Andrew has come to our school monthly for the past five years to lead cooking demonstrations using produce from our garden. You can see all of the posts about his visits here. Atkins Park is also hosting an event to benefitContinue reading “Partnership with Atkins Park Featured in the AJC!”