This engaging talk shares innovative ideas anyone can do, and which engage young people while giving them lifelong skills, ways to do their part and have fun — all based on key lessons learned from this groundbreaking program that is being replicated by a growing number of schools and school districts. All of us can help young people gain skills and abilities they need to grow and thrive — while helping them be healthier and better able to address factors affecting our climate and our shared future. Jodi Crimmins is sharing a TEDx talk entitled, “How School Gardens Empower Young People.” Crimmins, a Whidbey Island native, managed to have her career and passion intersect. The Oak Harbor School District teacher and garden–lover has spent the past two years as a Garden and Sustainability Teacher on Special Assignment. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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