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John Muir Kindergartners Learn about Plants

June 17th, 2012

On March 16th, Ms. Kalter’s kindergartners had a lesson about plants in Koshland Garden. The John Muir students were raptured by being outdoors, and learning about the garden. Elaine Walker, our garden educator, led the class with the assistance of Adrian Almquist, who would be taking her place on staff, when she leaves to do … Continue reading John Muir Kindergartners Learn about Plants

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Caterpillars and Salads at Rosa Parks Elementary School

June 17th, 2012

We have been busy at Rosa Parks this year helping to build a mural in the lower garden with the help of parents and staff. The caterpillar included tiles painted by many families who donated to the PTA and garden project for the upcoming school year. On April 29th Starbucks elite, in town to celebrate … Continue reading Caterpillars and Salads at Rosa Parks Elementary School

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Mr. Tamsky’s 5th Grade Class from John Muir!

November 2nd, 2011

On October 11, 2011 Mr. Tamsky’s 5th grade class from John Muir Elementary School did their science lesson in the garden learning about water conservation and seed planting. They talked about ratios of salt water to drinking water, and why clean water is important. They discussed ideas for water conservation and how they can recycle … Continue reading Mr. Tamsky’s 5th Grade Class from John Muir!

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Rosa Parks Fundraiser highlights gardens

November 2nd, 2011

On September 24th Rosa Parks was a flurry of excitement. It seemed like every student and their parents came out for a great day of activities to support the school. There were games, crafts, items for sale, a raffle, fantastic BBQ and lots of fun for all. The event happened in the Rosa Parks first … Continue reading Rosa Parks Fundraiser highlights gardens

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Rosa Parks Elementary Garden Classes

December 26th, 2010

CommunityGrows has been assisting Rosa Parks Elementary School with their new garden education program which started up this fall 2010.  Nora Brereton, Programs Manager and Environmental Educator, has been working with teachers, students, staff and the PTA to help get the garden spaces up and running and lead the science content outdoor garden classes on … Continue reading Rosa Parks Elementary Garden Classes

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Harvesting Favas with the Beacon Kids

April 15th, 2010

Today first and second graders from the after-school Western Addition Beacon Center worked in Koshland Garden harvesting FAVA BEANS! Favas, really part of the pea family, are very nutritious and have many health benefits. They are especially high in fiber and iron and low in sodium. They even contain L-dopa, which is used as a … Continue reading Harvesting Favas with the Beacon Kids

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