NEW! Teen Workshop: Vertical Gardening for Small Spaces (ages 12-17)
In this hands-on workshop, teens will be creating a water-saving vertical garden using pallet wood and two-liter plastic bottles. Participants can choose from a variety of herbs and greens and will take their gardens home with them at the end of the session.Sign up for this class
This class was originally scheduled for Saturday, May 4. Saturday, May 11 is the current and correct date. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding!
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Class availability limitations: None
Sandra Casad, Youth Programs Coordinator
After teaching science in urban centers such as Chicago and Washington, D.C., Sandra Casad recently returned to Tucson and took up residence as the Youth Programs Coordinator at TBG. Sandra grew up on the northwest side of the Catalina Mountains in a former wilderness area now known as Saddlebrooke. Her undergraduate degree from Texas Woman’s University was in Biology and Chemistry and she completed a graduate fellowship in Neurobiology at Duke University. Sandra discovered her passion for teaching while tutoring in her off hours at the University of Chicago Laboratory School. She joined a Teach for America program and became an educator. Her studies in science and culture have led her to such places as Cuba and the Sierra Madre in Mexico, where she is documenting an indigenous language and its accompanying ecological knowledge. Sandra is excited to be the first instructor at TBG to create courses specifically for teens. Besides horticulture and kids, her favorite hobbies include horseback riding, hiking and camping.