This past November, Learning 4 Life Farm’s Program Coordinator Amy Hurst was given the 2019 Educator of the Year Award by the Licking County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Learning 4 Life Farm is partnering with Licking County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) to develop our job training farm, and they are providing technical advice and support as we plan our farm, plus a generous $1000 Community Grant for our garden program. Licking SWCD promotes conservation of natural resources through local leadership, education and technical assistance. Educator of the Year is an honor awarded to an educator who exemplifies conservation of natural resources through education, and Amy received the award for her work with our students on the autism spectrum at Learning 4 Life Farm and our parent organization The Learning Spectrum (TLS).
Working with Licking SWCD and local businesses over the past year, Amy and TLS North East students in Johnstown, Ohio, planted a rain garden and organic vegetable garden, built rain barrels, and brought conservation curriculum into the classroom. “I’m so honored to receive this recognition for doing what I consider to be pure fun,” Amy says. “It’s wonderful gardening with our kids at L4L Farm and TLS and watching them learn hands-on about conservation.”
“Learning 4 Life Farm and TLS are so proud to call Amy Hurst one of our own,” says Executive Director Jill Medley. “Amy has worked passionately on conservation projects and we appreciate all of her hard work.”
More details can be found at lickingswcd.com, thelearningspectrum.com and learning4lifefarm.org