Upcoming Garden Projects – Volunteers Needed

Hello Green Classroom Steering Committee and Friends!School's on again, and we're busy getting the garden ready for our fall garden classes. We're asking if any of you would be able to help us with a couple of projects that are coming up soon. We also have some on-going volunteer tasks that are listed at the … Continue reading Upcoming Garden Projects – Volunteers Needed

School Volunteers Needed

School has started, kids are getting their hands dirty, and seeds are sprouting at Becker Elementary’s Green Classroom. Every class at Becker has the opportunity to garden each week in the unique space across from the school known as "the green classroom" that is dedicated to growing vegetables, herbs, fruit, flowers, compost and other plants.You … Continue reading School Volunteers Needed

Thank you to our Volunteers!

Hello Green Classroom Garden Teachers! As we're nearing the end of the school year, we want to thank you so much for teaching our garden classes and giving the Becker students a wonderful outdoor learning experience.  Your classes have shown how much students can learn through gardening and nature exploration, and they're proof that learning can be fun!   It's because of … Continue reading Thank you to our Volunteers!

Mr. ReRucha’s 2nd Grade Shares Favorite Garden Activities

Mr. ReRucha's 2nd grade class embarked on a project that included drawing and writing about their favorite garden activities of the year. In addition to writing, revising, and editing their work, they also typed their writing into the computer and uploaded their images to the blog page. Their work, shown below, is our first Green … Continue reading Mr. ReRucha’s 2nd Grade Shares Favorite Garden Activities

Join Us for the Green Classroom Spring Workday

We're having our annual Spring Workday on March 22, 9am to noon.  We hope you can come help us get the garden in shape for the spring season.  We've got some fun tasks lined up, and we're excited about the opportunity to get to know each other better while we're beautifying the garden and getting it ready for … Continue reading Join Us for the Green Classroom Spring Workday

The Green Classroom Welcomes New Garden Instructors

On a sunny morning in September, the Becker Green Classroom welcomed its newest garden teachers. Some were parents and some were from the community, but all were interested in teaching children through gardening. These new garden teachers are key to the future success of Becker's Green Classroom program.  As the school continues to grow each … Continue reading The Green Classroom Welcomes New Garden Instructors

Natural Gardener Offers Useful Monthly Veggie Planting Guide

Wondering what to plant in your garden for fall? School has started and we are all beginning plan which veggies to grow in the garden. Natural Gardener has a month-by-month guide that will  help you select appropriate veggies to grow.  It also has information on herbs, too, as well as gardening tips. http://www.naturalgardeneraustin.com/what-to-do-in-september.html