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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.

Leaves, Glorious Leaves

Leaves, Glorious Leaves

November in Central Texas, the most wonderful time of the year! The mornings are cool and the days are bright, spending hours outside without sweating, and maybe needing a light sweater at night, just perfect! One...

As the Garden Grows: A Family Affair

As the Garden Grows: A Family Affair

Laurence Doxsey and Becker students measuring trees as a part of a tree survey they conducted together in Bouldin. Mr. Doxsey served as a mentor in the Green Classroom. You are part of a planet that is your one and only home shared by many forms of life. Seek to help...

Dia de los Muertos

When I think of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), my mind instantly takes me to the Disney cartoon, Coco. All the skeletons colorfully dressed and brought to life with dancing and song.  For those who are not as familiar with this wonderful Mexican holiday,...

Becker Bee Buzz 10.15: Complexities of Bee Husbandry

Becker Bee Buzz 10.15: Complexities of Bee Husbandry

In the last two months, I’ve noticed that the bees in the Freddy Mercury hive have become increasingly aggressive and defensive of their hive. The last two visits were particularly "hot". At first I thought that high humidity or heat was causing them to be ornery....

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Garden Work Day




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Children need nature for the healthy development of their senses, and therefore, for learning and creativity. 

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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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