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G.O.E. Team

Teresa Fogolini
Garden of Eatin’ Director
e: tfogolini@nbcc.net  t: 415.559.3207

Teresa Fogolini brings over 17 years of experience and education developing and teaching nutrition, garden, and literacy programs for children and communities in Sonoma and Marin counties. Her work in education includes non-profit organizations, libraries, early childhood and elementary schools. She holds a California multiple subjects teaching credential and reading certification. She earned her Master’s degrees in Education and Reading & Literacy in order to further her commitment to provide enhanced and equitable learning experiences to children and families.  She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Education at UC Davis.

Heather Osbun
Garden Nutrition Educator Trainer
e: hosbun@nbcc.net

Heather Osbun was introduced to gardening and nutrition as a child.  After a health scare in 2007 and the birth of her daughter in 2009, Heather became acutely aware of how important nutrition and outdoor education was for her body, mind and spirit. In 2015, Heather graduated at the top of her class from Santa Rosa Junior College and became a Registered Dietetic Technician. During her time at SRJC, Heather discovered that she enjoyed the preventative aspect of nutrition and wanted to teach children and families how to grow, prepare and enjoy healthy foods. Heather believes that healthy eating can be exciting and fun.  She is very passionate about sourcing food locally, seasonally and organically to help minimize the ecological footprint in the bay area. She has now combined her love for children and healthy eating to work as a Garden/Nutrition Educator for North Bay Children’s Center.
In her free time, Heather enjoys cooking, hiking, singing, and gardening.

Celia Mayo
Garden Nutrition Educator Trainer
e: cmayo@nbcc.net

Celia Mayo is a dedicated early childhood educator. She has over 30 years of teaching experience, holding a Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education from the State University of NY as well as a California multiple subject teaching credential from Sonoma State University. In 2004 Celia trained to be a School Garden Coordinator at the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center. At this time, along with teaching many enrichment programs in the Petaluma City Schools, she started the school garden at McNear Elementary School in Petaluma. This is where she developed garden curriculum which included math, science, literacy, environmental education, and nutrition.

Over the past few years, Celia has been a volunteer for Daily Acts, helping to create or sustain public gardens in Sonoma County. Celia is an inspired teacher who synthesizes her passions for teaching, gardening, and storytelling in order to create meaningful and enriching garden experiences for children.

Jesse Osman
Garden/Playscape Maintenance

e: josman@nbcc.net

My name is Jesse Osman. I graduated from El Molino High School in 2017. I work as a Garden Playscape Coordinator Intern for the Garden of Eatin’ program. I have created gardens and maintained crops on my families ranch. With six younger siblings, I pride myself on my ability to connect and understand the younger generation. I lead a Bible Study Youth Group at my church where I teach children ages preschool to high school. My experience leading 4-H programs and installing playgrounds in Costa Rica have greatly added to my skill set.  I believe my ideas and experiences can positively impact the North Bay Children’s Center Garden of Eatin’ program. I look forward to working with the staff, the gardens and the families at the North Bay Children’s Center. I hope to inspire children to appreciate nature and gardens as much as I do.

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