City Blossoms Executive Director Tara McNerney sends the Rotary Club of Washington, D.C., her thanks for our support and an update about City Blossoms.
With 2020 wrapping up, I just wanted to take a quick second to say how grateful City Blossoms is for the Rotary Club's partnership, and your personal time and energies connecting with us. In such a difficult year, your stalwart support has been even more appreciated as every individual and organization had to recalibrate and adjust to a new normal. I'd love to share with you this two-minute videocompiling the voices of our participants, staff, and board members, all sharing why City Blossoms' work - which is only made possible by partners like you - is important. Many, many thanks for helping bring gardens and healthy programming to children and youth across DC.
I feel I could end my email just at that and wish you a happy end of the year, as gratitude is the most important thing I could express! But, as always, I'm happy to also share more news from City Blossoms. Below are the highlights of what we accomplished in 2020 (as a sneak peek to our Annual Report which will be coming out next month!).
In 2020, City Blossoms connected with more DC high schoolers than ever before, through our virtual and socially distanced Youth Entrepreneurship Cooperative programming.
We successfully adjusted our weekly, Open Time programming, ensuring that children and families can continue to safely enjoy the benefits of nature.
We supported our partner educators through virtual workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, and mini-Garden Workdays.
We published over 20 free, garden-based, educational resources and guides, designed to help children engage with nearby-nature.
Additionally, we recently finalized City Blossoms' next three-year (2021-2023) Strategic Plan with the Board! I look forward to sharing with you the final formatted document in February.