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Catherine Padgett

2009 Superhero for Earth Award

Ford Elementary School teacher and Environmental Educator Catherine Padgett has a true passion for educating the youth of Atlanta on matters of the environment. Padgett began the Environmental Program in Northwest Cobb County in 1995, with nothing more than a 4’x4′ raised garden bed. Fifteen years later, the outside classroom and school garden program has grown to include every class at the school and major additions to the grounds, including a Children’s Garden, individually raised classroom beds, a Nature Trail, and a Native Tree Arboretum. Padgett has also been honored with an award by the Atlanta- Journal Constitution for her efforts.