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Meet Shanna Truffini

Dig into raising a new generation of emotionally empowered kids!

Hello and welcome! For those of you who are new to my platform, my name is Shanna Truffini and I am the Author of the children’s book You Are a Gardener® and Creator of the PullYourWeeds® Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Program.


I have always been a believer that 'necessity is the mother of invention'. I wrote my children’s book as a response to help my own kids when they were younger to find positive and healthy ways to manage life’s everyday stress and uncomfortable feelings and emotions.


What started out as children’s book quickly took root into an entire social emotional learning (SEL) platform dedicated to empowering young children with the vocabulary, mindset and tools to keep them ‘grow' forward feeling confident and calm. 


I am extremely passionate about doing my part to help raise a new generation of emotionally empowered kids. I am always available for questions, feedback and input on my programs.  Please feel free to reach out to me directly anytime at

So, who's ready to dig in?

~Shanna Truffini

Since You Are a Gardener® was published in December of 2017, Shanna Truffini has developed several new social and emotional learning (SEL) programs to help empower children with tools to help their 'gardens' grow healthy and strong. Throughout the past 5 years, Shanna has worked with various organizations and school districts throughout the Tri-State Area. Her #PullYourWeeds® Workshops and Assemblies are an organic and simplified approach to SEL and infuses easily with pre-existing programs.
Truffini recently worked closely with a team of teachers and school counselors to create a ‘One-Click SEL program for elementary schools. It has everything a classroom needs to support their weekly, monthly and yearly SEL needs. Featuring morning meeting ideas, classroom games, activity sheets, mindfulness exercises, journaling topics, crafts, visual aids and more ...and it is all literally just one click away.
All Truffini's programs are rooted in the power of the words flowers, weeds and seeds. This universal language helps create a new narrative for children to navigate their emotions through an empowering process that helps them grow forward feeling confident and calm.

The #PullYourWeeds® Blog

The evolution of the #PullYourWeeds® Blog started in February of 2019. Truffini's intention was to create a destination for families and educators to learn more about the values of adapting positive Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills and tools for children at home and in the classroom. 

The blog features 2-3 new posts a week all rooted in empowering children with tools to hep their gardens grow healthy and strong.  
Featuring: crafts, healthy recipes, inspirational stories, free resources, mindfulness activities, videos and more!

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Hello Gardeners® & Camp Hello Gardeners® Video Series
One of the first programs to sprout was Truffini's video series, Hello Gardeners®. This idea came from Shanna Truffini's daughter, Anna when she was only 8 years old. She had the idea to create a show where every episode Anna and her brother Aidan would help other children 'pull their weeds and turn them into seeds', plus feature a fun craft or mindfulness activity. They filmed their fist episode in their grandparent's greenhouse in the fall of 2018 along with the talents of their videographer Kelsey DeLaney, who is also the illustrator of You Are a Gardener®. Since then they have filmed over 20 episodes and also created a spin off series this summer called Camp Hello Gardeners®.

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