The beautiful thing about 'gardening' is that anybody, anywhere, can start at anytime... because let's face it, WE ALL HAVE WEEDS! Increasing our ability and awareness to 'grow through' life's challenges with a positive disposition is at the very root of the You Are a Gardener® mindset. As much as our platform and programs are geared toward children, our message is truly ageless.
Nurturing Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills is essential for our future successes-personally, academically and professionally. Being able to identify, communicate and manage our emotions through a positive and empowering process is what defines us all as 'gardeners'. We literally 'grow though' what we go through.
If you and your kids/students are ready to start pulling your weeds and planting seeds here are few east to get started and start planting seeds today!
#1-Purchase A Copy Of Our Book
The You Are a Gardener® children's book is a wonderful way to introduce the 'gardening' vocabulary and mindset into your home, group or classroom. The book features beautiful illustrations done with watercolors on paper. Get a Signed Copy of You Are a Gardener® Today...Click Here
#2-Download The Garden Cycle
Just like all plants have a life cycle, so does the foundation of You Are a Gardener™ . The roots of all our programs encourage children to identify, communicate and manage uncomfortable emotions, feelings and thoughts, through a positive and empowering process. Introduce the vocabulary and mindset to your kids today! Click Here to Read More & Download a free PDF version of the Garden Cycle for your home or classroom.
#3-Read Our #PullYourWeeds® Blog
Every week we put up brand new posts all rooted in empowering children, families and educators with 'gardening tools' and free resources to help their gardens grow healthy and strong! Featuring crafts, kid-friendly recipes, inspirational stories, mindfulness activities and more! Click Here to See What We Just Posted On The #PullYourWeeds®Blog!
#4-Sign Up For Our Weeds to Seeds Newsletter
Every week we send out one newsletter to your inbox- full of helpful, hopeful and joyful content all rooted in empowering children, families and educators with tools, resources and information to keep the You Are a Gardener® mindset thriving! Click Here to Sign Up For Our Weeds to Seeds Newsletter Today!
#5-Watch Our Hello Gardeners® & Camp Hello Gardeners® Videos
Kids will love our Hello Gardeners® and Camp Hello Gardeners® video series! These fun filled video sessions show 'gardeners' of all ages using the vocabulary and gardening tools in real life. If you or your child has a special skill, talent or inspirational story and would like to be featured in an upcoming video please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click Here To Watch Our Videos Now!
#6-Schedule a #PullYourWeeds® Workshop For Your School or Family Today!
Introducing the You Are a Gardener® mindset to children a consistent basis is where the real benefits of our program take root! Our 30 minute #PullYourWeeds® SEL Workshops use gardening vocabulary & tools to help kids identify strong emotions and turn them into empowering and positive solutions. Book a workshop with Author/Creator Shanna Truffini. in-person, virtual or per-recorded! Click Here to BOOK NOW!
Now more than ever children need tools to help them navigate stress and uncomfortable emotions. By creating a new narrative that uses gardening vocabulary as emotional metaphors, You Are a Gardener®️ organically connects with children to empower them with a mindset that helps them ‘grow‘ forward confident & calm.
The You Are a Gardener® Platform & SEL Programs Are Rooted In:
✔︎Children embracing & understanding that they have the power to control the way they feel.
✔︎Empowering children with growth mindset tools and mindfulness activities.
✔︎Self-empowerment, self-compassion and confidence building.
✔︎Keeping the lines of communication open between children and trusted sources.
✔︎Strengthening and building positive conflict/resolution skills.
✔︎Encouraging empathy and responsible decision making.