Tasha Gomes joined Captain Planet Foundation as manager of Project Learning Garden in 2018, after nearly a decade of growing in the field as a teacher in Atlanta Public Schools. In each of her teaching positions Tasha used her campus gardens and green spaces to weave health and environmental awareness and engagement into her school culture. Bringing her classroom experience to her role in PLG, her mission is to help educators bridge perceived gaps between the standards they’re required to teach and the environmental and wellness related topics they feel the need to teach, using outdoor STEAM and PBL instruction as the vehicle.
Inspired by the organization’s passion and dedication she experienced first hand as a teacher working with Captain Planet Foundation, she is incredibly excited and honored to join the team as manager of Project Learning Garden. Tasha brings her classroom experience to her current role in PLG, helping teachers bridge the perceived gaps to combine the standards they’re required to teach with the environmental topics they feel the need to teach, using outdoor STEAM and PBL instruction as the vehicle. In doing so, she hopes to help other teachers build the confidence and know-how they need to engage young people in the fight for environmental justice and community wellness, through direct connections and relationships with our food and the natural environment.