A Small Environmental Center with a Big Mission

An Inspiring New Community Resource, Free and Open to All

The Hitchcock Center for the Environment is pleased to announce an inspiring new teaching resource for our community: the Julie M. Johnson Teaching Gardens.

Designed using regenerative principles that are in keeping with the Living Building Challenge, these gardens are the final piece of the Center’s Outdoor Classroom, which serves as an important educational extension of the Center’s award-winning Certified Living Building.

A Small Environmental Center with a Big Mission

A Lasting Legacy

Named in recognition of outgoing Hitchcock Center executive director Julie Johnson, these gardens and their curricula honor Julie’s significant contributions to environmental education, the regenerative building movement, and the Hitchcock Center.

The Teaching Gardens complete the Center’s epic $6.9M Building for the Future campaign, launched under Julie’s direction in 2013. As the final piece of the Hitchcock Center’s original vision of a world-class environmental education center, the Julie M. Johnson Teaching Gardens will be a lasting tribute to Julie’s legacy.

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