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You may have noticed the mural above the front porch of the Green Classroom was missing for a while last spring. The mural was removed in late February with the intention to restore and replace in time to highlight at the Garden Gala & Make -O- Rama. All went according to plan until Mother Nature decided to take center stage the evening of the Gala and we were not able to announce and unveil the finished project.

We are very grateful for volunteer, Quinn Vreeland, who restored and upated the Green Classroom’s entry mural. Quinn is a senior at UT Austin, studying to be an English teacher. You can see more of Quinn’s work by following him on instagram @zquinns_art.

The previous mural was created sometime after 1996. It designated the Green Classroom as a Community Environmental Learning Center and depicted a symbol of the programming focus in the Green Classroom at the time, an Earth cycle of water, waste, energy and sustainable horticulture.

The newly restored mural still includes the historical earth cycle programming symbol but, has also been updated to includes the following list of wildlife, flowers, herbs and vegetables that live and grow in the Becker Green Classroom gardens.

  • Purple Martin
  • Mockingbird
  • Mexican free tailed bat
  • Monarch butterfly
  • Black Swallowtail butterfly
  • Yellow Swallowtail butterfly
  • Marigolds
  • Bluebonnet,
  • Morning Glory
  • Basil
  • Mint
  • Tomatoes
  • Bell Pepper
  • Carrot
  • Broccoli

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