2010 Teaching Fellow Helen Snodgrass is the driving force behind the school garden at YES Prep North Forest. Started to bring to life the concepts she teaches in her biology classes, her work with the school garden was featured on a November 29, 2013 segment of Bloomberg Radio Honor Roll. Listen now to learn more about how the garden has flourished over the last year.

  • Vasos Panagiotopoulos
    March 15, 2014 – 9:47 pm

    I think what you are doing is great, but my uncle Georges Vasiliou
    Panagiotopoulos (1917-2007) wrote a book on School Gardens in Greek in 1952
    Athens. He is credited with turning school gardens into engines of
    scientific education which was responsible with a boom in scientific
    achievement for agrarian children. My uncle graduated Plato’s Academy in
    1940 but never realised his scholarship to France and instead ended up in a
    German POW camp in Crete. After the war, he was assigned to a village named
    Aegalianos which was soon destroyed by the communists, so he was appointed
    Palace Tutor for the royal children (incl the ex-King Constantine). In 1960
    he was chief of staff for education Minister Karapiperis and ended his career
    as an elementary schools superstition. Godspeed for your good work!


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