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Now Booking Virtual Assemblies

Updated: Mar 8, 2021

Shanna Truffini, author of You Are a Gardener® along with her Illustrator Kelsey Jordan, are now performing virtual assemblies for the #PullYourWeeds® Program in elementary schools nationwide. This live virtual, 45 minute program is rooted in social emotional learning (SEL) skills, growth mindset tools, self-empowerment, confidence building, conflict resolution skills and mindfulness activities.

Live Assembly Breakdown:

-Book reading of You Are a Gardener® by the author

-Book discussion on the power of flowers, weeds and seeds and why it’s so important to #pullyourweeds (with visual aids/media)

-Introduce students to a mindfulness activity (aka a gardening tool)

-A guided drawing of our signature fox with the illustrator

-Personalized Q & A

-All students will receive a You Are a Gardener® certificate of completion along with a digital activity kit with games and coloring sheets


-Zoom link for the assembly

-Students to have a piece of paper and something to draw with during the assembly

-5 questions (3 for the author 2 for the illustrator) for the Q&A portion of the assembly from students or faculty along with their photo (submitted 2 weeks prior & photo permission must be approved)

-School logo, colors, mascot and any special information about your school provided 3-4 weeks prior

-An appointed contact from your school to work directly with Shanna Truffini prior to the assembly and for a follow up call 2 weeks post assembly

Book Sales:

If your school/PTO would like to promote selling personalized copies of You Are a Gardener®️ to the students’ families, Shanna Truffini will donate 10% back from all sales to your school/group. A pre-order book form will be provided.

For booking and pricing information please send an email to