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Kristine Hahn is a Community Food Systems Educator in District 11, and has provides support for school gardens in an effort to improve the school food systems in southeast Michigan. This is accomplished through outreach efforts such as the annual “Starting and Sustaining a School Garden” conference, the monthly Michigan School Garden newsletter along with teacher professional development sessions to Detroit Public Schools. Ms. Hahn also delivers food system and food hub education to primarily urban audiences.
Kristine has worked for MSU Extension for 17 years. She held the position of Horticulture Educator for the first 12 years where she oversaw the Wayne County Master Gardener program and developed an urban gardening program with local partners.
Kristine has a bachelor’s degree in Biology/Botany from Florida Atlantic University, and grew up in Royal Oak, MI. She now lives in Waterford with her two dogs.
November 1, 2017 | School gardens have many of the necessary and positive attributes of an ongoing project for place-based education.
September 5, 2017 | School gardens can provide social and emotional health benefits to both students and teachers.
July 26, 2017 | Tours and plant and produce sales can raise school garden operating funds while providing educational experiences for students.
April 3, 2017 | Getting student input on what to plant and doing hands-on planning activities is a great way to get them involved.
April 3, 2017 | There is a lot of fun and educational mileage in creating a garden plan.
March 6, 2017 | How did farmers grow food before there was synthetic fertilizer?
March 1, 2017 | Come to Starting and Sustaining a School Garden Conference to get your garden off to a great start and keep it on track.
February 16, 2017 | Here is one way to address the issue of school garden summer maintenance.
February 9, 2017 | School gardens or cooking can be a great way to show students real world application of science skills.
November 28, 2016 | There are many educational activities that can be done in the winter to keep the students connected to and learning from the garden, such as seed saving.