Delia is a professional facilitator with decades of experience helping groups accomplish great things together. She loves connecting One Cool Earth volunteers with needed school garden education tasks.
Delia is equally at home helping a group of adults figure out what they want to do and supporting them in carrying it out, or helping students discover the magic of growing food, recycling stuff and caring for our water sources. Delia is the author of three books, includingCOLLABORATION SOUP: A Guide for Co-Creative Meetings and Other Conversations,which is based on the Stone Soup children’s fairy tale.
In addition to matching volunteers with garden education needs and working students in the garden, Delia is available to facilitate garden workdays as a teambuilding event for business and non-profit groups.
Shawna Whitfield, M.A.
Shawna Whitfield currently teaches sixth grade at Lucia Mar's Ocean View Elementary in Arroyo Grande, CA, and is passionate about creating authentic, rigorous, and flexible learning opportunities for all students. Three years of collaboration with One Cool Earth has inspired and informed many instructional modules for teachers and students, and she looks forward to every collaborative conversation. Awarded site Teacher of the Year in 2015, she attributes this honor to being a part of a diverse and empowering network of professional and community educators. Ms. Whitfield received her M.A. from Cal Poly in 2017 in Educational Leadership and Administration and lives with her husband and two children in Arroyo Grande.