UTC’s 2015 Community Programs season kicked off on May 18 with the start of the Sprouts and Veggie Kids, our popular programs for children ages 5-13. Our Teen Apprenticeship Program launched on June 8, and will be followed shortly by our adult cooking and wellness workshop series.
This year, we are also excited to announce a brand new programs team, with strong ties to the Haddington community. The new group was assembled by Programs Director Noelle Warford, who arrived at UTC in April. Noelle, who holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania, has extensive experience managing and evaluating community-based programs.
Since joining UTC, Noelle has hit the ground running, and quickly hired three new Garden Educators from Haddington: Nykisha Madison, NyShae Wymberley, and Candace Shillingford, all of whom have worked closely with kids in the past. Back from last year’s team is Quinzell McCall, who has worked across UTC’s entire farming, gardening, and program system. Continue reading