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Green Teacher Network & Brazilian Artist Henrique Oliveira

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Credit Catawba Heights School
Raised bed garden at Catawba Heights School.

Today we go from a group of teachers working to green up the school system to a man who uses plants to make amazing works of art. The Green Teacher Network aims to expand school gardens across the CMS System. Supporters say the gardens reduce nature deficit disorder, childhood obesity and help children learn better, thereby closing the achievement gap. We'll meet several members of the network. Then we meet Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira. He takes strips of wood and makes massive, complex and mesmerizing works of art. Join us for a very green version of Charlotte Talks.

Guests
Edna Chirico
- Executive Director, Catawba River District
Bobbie Maab - Family Advocate and Gardener
Erin Brighton - Director, Mecklenburg County Food Policy Council
Sean Cassidy - Graduate of Johnson & Wales, he provides demonstrations to the green teacher network
Henrique Oliveira - Visual Artist
Crista Cammaroto - Director of Galleries, College of Arts + Architecture UNC Charlotte

  • Recipe for Massaged Greens Salad and more from the Green Teacher Network here.
  • Henrique Oliveira's exhibit will be on display at the Projective Eye Gallery at UNC Charlotte Center City from January 31 through March 12. Details.