ShapeUpUs is a 501c3 non-profit that raises money through the promotion of health and wellness. ShapeUpUs strives to build a healthier future for all children by providing the knowledge and hands-on experience that will shape their lives. ShapeUpUs creates and implements comprehensive health education into the existing curriculum. Their education connects the entire community to create a circle of positive, healthy lifestyles. ShapeUpUs needed a workbook that facilitated a stronger connection between children and nature. ShapeUpUs has workbooks for children that educate about plant-based living and sustainability, but needed a workbook that focused on outdoor activities, specifically gardening and how it relates to sustainability, nutrition, and environmental education.

To create this workbook, our team researched the most effective methods for educating, specifically on gardening-related topics, for children and adults. This allowed us to understand the best way to appeal to the specific audience that ShapeUpUs was aiming to reach. Our next step was to decide on seven subjects to include in the workbook to educate our audiences. Our seven categories include the importance of growing your own food, how to help your plants grow, different types of gardens, garden maintenance, what it takes to buy food versus grow your own food, and plants around the world. Our team divided and conquered to create the rough draft of the workbook. After getting feedback and approval from our project partner, Jyl Steinback, we finalized the workbook and sent it to the graphic designer to implement the illustrative touches we discussed and the workbook was set to print after the finalized copy was approved by our team.


The workbook can be found on the ShapeUpUs website for purchase as an e-book or a hard copy. 

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Retail – $10.00 a workbook

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Litte Green Garden cover Little Green Garden inside

Our project partner was able to broaden their education curriculum to implement gardening practices at home. The workbook is so important for the future of our planet because growing our own food is so beneficial for our bodies, the soil, and all of the earth’s processes. By teaching children and their families the variety of techniques of gardening helps to ensure that everyone has an option to grow their own nutritious food right at home.

It was an honor to work with ShapeUpUs and create something that can make a difference in the lives of families throughout the country. We are grateful to be a part of GreenLight Solutions and for all of the opportunities we have gotten to experience through them. Being part of such a progressive, sustainability-focused organization is extremely rewarding as it has helped us build both professional and personal skills all while allowing us to make a difference in the world around us!



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