Who We Are
Our program curriculum is being designed and taught by Alison Schuettinger and Fran Agnone, two wonderful and seasoned environmental education teachers. There will be an assistant teacher joining as well.
Alison Schuettinger is a Sustainability Coach with Greenpoint Eco-School's program at PS 31 and taught the Garden after-school program at Franklin St Community Garden in 2017-2018.
Alison is experienced in educating a variety of ages using place and nature based learning, project based learning and education for sustainability. She holds a position as adjunct faculty at Parsons The New School for Design teaching Sustainable Systems to foundation year students. Alison is currently in school at One Spirit Learning Alliance to receive her ordination as an Interfaith Minister. She has a Post-Master's Certificate in Sustainable Strategies and MA, BA in Psychology from The New School. She lives in Bedstuy and loves life.
Fran Agnone has been using the outdoors as a learning space since delighting in the wonder of seashore discovery as a child vacationing on the New Jersey shore.
In her career as an educator she has taught and developed programming with The National Wildlife Federation, The New York Botanical Garden, The National Park Service and Beam Camp. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Anthropology from New York University and a Masters of Arts in Education from Brooklyn College. She is currently serving as the Sustainability Coach with Greenpoint Eco-School program at PS 110.
Program Founders and Managers
Lori Vroegindewey and Katherine Radke, directors of Education at 61 Franklin Street Community Garden.