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Mobile Learning Garden

In 2018, while sitting at a local farmers' market, I had a thought: why not bring gardening to people instead of always going to their gardens? After five years of hard work, in 2023, Sunstone finally brought this unique, hands-on gardening experience to the communities in Northeast Ohio.

Follow us around as we bring a unique, hands-on learning experience to the Mahoning Valley! For kids AND adults!

Garden-on-the-Go

What is a Mobile Learning Garden?

A mobile learning garden, sometimes called a "Garden-on-the-Go", is a traveling, temporary outdoor space for people to engage in inquiry-driven, project-based learning. It is designed specifically to get people involved in gardening and creates a unique learning opportunity for the young and old alike. 

 

What to expect...

In 2023, Sunstone's learning garden experience will demonstrate best practices and techniques in the garden and show basic mechanics and purpose using several educational components, i.e., micro greenhouse, root viewer, square foot templates, irrigation tools & more).  Adults can learn about various gardening techniques and get answers to common gardening questions that arise during your visit to our booth. Additionally, kids can "play" in the garden and take home a little activity such as a planted seed.

About

Sunstone has created a unique mobile learning garden bed, a temporary, rectangular planting unit. It was designed by Sunstone founder Irisa Green and built by her husband, Daniel Green. This mobile learning garden is the first of its kind in Northeast Ohio, and it made its debut in North Lima, Ohio, in May 2023. The project is constantly evolving and growing, providing an exceptional learning experience on the go.

You can find us at outdoor markets and community events, and as word spreads, Sunstone Garden will visit assisted living facilities, schools, and other community outreaches in the Valley.

Range of Use

  • Markets & Events

Come see us and learn about gardening for FREE​

  • Facilities Directors, Educators, and Master Gardeners

Email sunstonegarden@gmail.com to schedule a day/ time to rent our mobile learning garden and its components. Fees are based on the proposed use of equipment (such as whether or not you will be creating your own curriculum and self-teaching or if you need us to provide in-person support.) We work primarily on a barter system, and any monetary donations will be 100% used for the expansion of the mobile garden.

  • For-profit Markets & Venues

Email sunstonegarden@gmail.com at least two months in advance of your event. Availability is on a first-reserved basis.

  • For other ideas for use, feel free to email us.

Goals & Expansion

Going further into the future, on or before 2028, We are looking to expand our mobile learning garden experience by increasing the size of our setup until we have a full-size, walk-in, touring mobile setup that will make stops at markets. Our unit will also be available on a rental basis to facilities, schools, markets, and other community events around Northeast Ohio. **Feel free to reach out if you would like to help in some way to accelerate the expansion of our mobile learning garden experience! Email sunstonegarden@gmail.com

Irisa Green

Owner of Sunstone Garden LLC

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Mobile Learning Garden
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Root Viewer
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