The #PullYourWeeds® Blog
“My students absolutely loved Gardener Shanna’s You Are a Gardener workshop. Gardener Shanna has such amazing positive energy and a beautiful message of hope for young people. The students learned a few ways to overcome negative emotions (pull their weeds) and most importantly the most important tool of sharing their challenging emotions with someone they trust.
They also loved the origami activity and can’t wait for another visit. Thank you Gardener Shanna for everything you are doing for people of all ages.”
Montessori Educator, Miftaahul Uloom Academy
"Our school had a great visit from Gardener Shanna today! She read her book and taught us gardening tools to help us pull the weeds in our gardens so we can all grow like flowers! The message was simple, meaningful and both students and staff related well to the strategies. Teachers began using what we learned in their classrooms that very same day! The students loved the You Tube channel too! Thank you Gardener Shanna for reminding us we all have weeds and we all have gardening tools to use!"
~Ms. Christine Laquidara
Principal, Hopewell Elementary
"So far today, the reception to your video has been great! I have been teaching it to classes all day, and they are so excited to meet you in person. One student asked me, "she is coming here in person? For real?!" and was very excited. So you're already a celebrity here at Copper Hill!"
School Counselor, Copper Hill School Flemington, NJ