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Photos Taken January 2020

Now Booking
For 2021/2022
School Year

"I can't think of anything more necessary right now than teaching our children and students mindfulness and ways to manage stress. As an educator, our students deal with so much, from academic pressure to peer pressure. Social media along with the pandemic has heightened our already anxious children.


Shanna Truffini's book along with her academic workshops target today's students brilliantly. The message of managing anxiety and practicing mindfulness is clear and universally age appropriate. The students' response to Shanna's workshop along with her book was incredible to witness.


Now more than ever, integrating mindfulness should be a top priority for all districts, parents, and educators. I highly recommend contacting Shanna for more information regarding the "You are a Gardener" program. She is relatable, knowledgeable, and creative in tailoring parts of her program to fit your individual needs. As an educator and a mother, I can't speak highly enough about Shanna and her incredible program she has created."


-Mrs. Stacey Imbimbo-

Grade 4 Teacher

Bayberry Elementary School


THE #PULLYOURweeds® programs

In efforts to get school the school year off to a bright start, Shanna is now booking a variety of SEL school workshops, assemblies, in-services and pre-services intended for students, educators, and parents to further spread the seeds of emotional and social wellness. Her #PullYourWeeds® Program embraces the power of the words flowers, weeds and seeds. This universal language helps create a new narrative for children to identify, communicate and manage their emotions through an empowering process to help them proceed confidently and calmly.


Throughout the past 3 years, Shanna has worked with school districts throughout NJ both virtually and in-person. Her #PullYourWeeds® workshops are an organic and simplified approach to SEL and infuses easily with pre-existing programs.

Shanna Truffini is now booking the following

#PullYourWeeds Programs for the 2021-2022 school year: 

⭐️ Student Workshops/Assemblies:

Interactive SEL workshops featuring a book reading, mindful moments, grounding exercises, sensory activities and other SEL tools 

⭐️ Teacher Professional Development Workshops:

Teacher in-service and pre-service workshops including resources for successful implementation of the program


⭐️ Parent workshops:

Provides parents and families communication tools and systems to use at home with key takeaways from the program





The value of planting the seeds of social and emotional wellness for your students is a gift that lasts a lifetime. Take the next steps and book the #PullYourWeeds® Program for your school today.

For pricing & availability of the #PullYourWeeds® SEL Programs

To learn more about our recent experience with the

Riverview School in Denville, NJ

Read about our workshops/assembly this May and June

at the Central Ave School in Madison, NJ

Bright, uplifting and positive content for kids is needed now more than ever. The #PullYourWeeds® Program is rooted in social emotional learning (SEL) skills, growth mindset tools, self-empowerment, confidence building, conflict resolution skills and mindfulness, and are guaranteed to change the way your students and staff manage stress and big emotions with empowering results!



Randi H, MSW, LSW

Clinical Director

Thank you so much for this book and program!   Our ESY theme is gardening and this fits in perfectly!


Jaclyn N, 2nd Grade Teacher

Cedar Grove, NJ

Using the language from "You Are  a Gardener has been so helpful when students are upset.  The imagery makes it much easier for them to handle!


Maria F, Parent & CEO HipNewJersey

Head over to @youareagardener and learn how to book these virtual assemblies for your school.  Shanna and her gardeners visited our classrooms pre-pandemic and it changes kids lives....


The #PullYourWeeds™️ Program is rooted in the power of the words flowers, weeds and seeds. This universal language helps create a new narrative for children to identify, communicate and manage their emotions through an empowering process. Since 2018, Shanna Truffini has been presenting her programs to children, teachers and parents.

Individual workshops are also available for smaller classes, children's organizations and private groups such as libraries, children's book stores, kids crafting groups, non-profit organizations and friends who want to connect their kids with positive screen time.