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 her teaching positions Tasha used her campus gardens and green spaces as platforms to weave health and environmental 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 PLG grantee, she is incredibly excited and honored to join the team. In doing so, she hopes to help educators feel confident in engaging young people in the fight for environmental justice and community wellness, through direct connections and relationships with their food and the natural environment.