Leader since Fall 2017

Hi, my name is Gwen LaFond. I am a leader based in Bend, OR

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About Tinkergarten

Tinkergarten provides high-quality early childhood learning in the healthiest classroom of all—the outdoors. Families connect with trained leaders in their local community for play-based kids classes that help develop core life skills, all while having fun!

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I grew up playing outside and my best memories have been made in the great outdoors. This led me to becoming an environmental educator and now I am applying that experience and knowledge on our farm just east of Bend. With curious five year old twins who love to explore and make mud pies, we are making the most of our environment. Now, I am tremendously excited to get to share the Tinkergarten philosophy and curriculum with other parents and caregivers in Central Oregon throughout all of our beautiful seasons.

- Gwen LaFond


Gwen LaFond has led classes in Juniper Jungle Farm (Bend, Oregon), Pine Nursery Park (Bend, Oregon), and Pilot Butte Neighborhood Park (Bend, Oregon).