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Social Emotional Learning in the Garden

Children exposed to stressors related to poverty can have significant, lifelong academic, behavioral, and health challenges. In this interactive session, participants will learn about stress as a mechanism of poverty, how to use gardens as social-emotional interventions, and how to use a social-emotional approach to student management in the garden and in the classroom.

Moses Thompson

Using school gardens as a therapeutic tool, Moses launched the nationally recognized Manzo Elementary School Garden Program. Moses is trained in K-12 school counseling and is currently an associate director of the UA Community and School Garden Program.