Youth Garden Project has new director
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Kaitlin Thomas is the new executive director at the Youth Garden Project.                  Courtesy photo
Kaitlin Thomas is the new executive director at the Youth Garden Project. Courtesy photo
The Youth Garden Project recently welcomed Kaitlin Thomas as its new executive director. Thomas worked at Youth Garden Project for five years as the youth program director before spending the past 3.5 years working as the program manager for BEACON Afterschool Program through Grand County School District.

“As a mom of two young kids, I see the value in outdoor experiential learning opportunities. As a gardener, I recognize the importance of knowing where your food comes from. I have always believed in the work that the Youth Garden Project does because it is a creative landscape for those two things to come together for everyone in the community,” said Thomas.

Thomas brings with her a myriad of administrative skills from her work at BEACON Afterschool Program, according to a statement from the nonprofit organization, and is excited to continue to support the ongoing and developing work of YGP that serves Grand County youth, families and individuals.

“I have always cherished that the Youth Garden Project is a community endeavor where anyone who interacts with the space is ultimately contributing to the project. Volunteers, service groups, CSA members, parents of summer campers, chaperones of garden classroom field trips, longtime residents, students, teachers, and gardeners all greatly contribute to our mission. I look forward to engaging with Moab-grown families and individuals, as well as newcomers of all ages and stages at the garden.”

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