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Fall is here! Garden Ideas for November and December

Wow!! The garden looks so lush!!  The mustard greens are beautiful and the tops of radishes are peeking through the soil! I see carrots getting bigger, cabbages forming, broccoli too, and those bean seeds must have been magical, Jack will be climbing them...

Life Cycle and Anatomy of a Bee

Tags: Class Ideas, All-Seasons, Outdoor, Indoor, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, Bees Time: 90 mins (Mix and match activities for a 30-40 min class or spread over two classes; activities can be adapted for different grades). Author:...

Celebrate the Winter Solstice (December 21st)

Celebrate the Winter Solstice (December 21st)

December 21st is the shortest day in the northern hemisphere. It marks the first day of winter up here. Cosmically, agriculturally, and historically, there's a lot to celebrate. The Earth’s rotation and orientation to the sun give us our four seasons: winter, spring,...

Stone Soup and a Gratitude Verse

Stone Soup and a Gratitude Verse

Though we can't fill ourselves on one vegetable, when we each contribute, we make a bounty for all. On Thanksgiving we take time to reflect on what we are thankful for. Traditionally we gather together and surround ourselves with delicious food and the people we love....

As the Garden Grows: Our Founding Principal

As the Garden Grows: Our Founding Principal

However strong Becker’s community is today, this is not a new invention. I recently had the great joy of meeting Judy Taylor, Becker’s principal from 1983 to 1997. She told me about how she supported inspirational teachers and mentors, focused on helping children learn and thrive, and begat a legacy of inclusivity that continues today.

Upcoming Events



Pre-K Family Open House




Garden Work Day



Volunteer Open House & Work Day



Volunteer Orientation




Garden Work Day




Activities & Curriculum Happy Hour



Garden Work Day




Volunteer Potluck


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The goals of our Donation programs are to raise funds for our operating costs, awareness about our incredible garden, and to increase volunteer involvement so that all children at our school can have the opportunity to participate. 

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