Garden Teacher Contribute Ideas for Garden Classes

Andrew, one of our volunteer garden teachers, took the time to share a list of garden activities and teaching advice with us. The following is his article. I like breaking a class into 2 groups, one coming with me and one going with teacher, then switching groups halfway through the class. Here is a list … Continue reading Garden Teacher Contribute Ideas for Garden Classes

Volunteer Training, September 25

Hello Green Classroom Garden Teachers and Volunteers! Thank you for volunteering for our Green Classroom garden program!  We're excited about getting started with our fall garden classes, and we look forward to seeing you all at our Volunteer Training next Saturday.  The training takes place Saturday, September 26, 9:00 to noon. We hope everyone can come!  Most of the morning will … Continue reading Volunteer Training, September 25

Open House this Saturday, September 12

Please join us for an Open House at the Green Classroom! Saturday, September 12, 9-11 am, 1701 Briar Street. Would you like to teach a garden class?  Assist the garden teacher?  Help maintain and water the garden or help plan garden activities? Join us this Saturday morning to explore this wonderful part of our school … Continue reading Open House this Saturday, September 12

Birdhouse in Green Classroom Readied for Purple Martins

THE PURPLE MARTIN Man’s Most Wanted Bird by Vicki Knipp, 2nd Grade Garden Teacher The birdhouse in our Green Classroom has been cleaned and is waiting for the arrival of this year’s migration of Purple Martins. The Purple Martin is the largest member of the swallow family in North America. The adult males are a … Continue reading Birdhouse in Green Classroom Readied for Purple Martins

Green Classroom Volunteer Training

Hello Green Classroom Volunteers! Please join us for our Green Classroom Volunteer Training Saturday, October 11, 9:00 am to noon.  We gave you an introduction to the program at the orientation in September. This time we'll go into more detail about leading the garden classes and planning activities.  You'll have an opportunity to work with volunteers who … Continue reading Green Classroom Volunteer Training

Information Session a Success

Twenty people gathered for an information session on Saturday, September 20, to learn about the Green Classroom and how it works. They came from a variety of different backgrounds. Teachers, neighbors, students, and Becker family members were introduced to the garden's unique roll at Becker and in Austin. They were also given a tour of … Continue reading Information Session a Success

Information Session at The Green Classroom, September 20

Please join us on Saturday morning, September 20 for a special information session at the Green Classroom.  Tour the gardens, enjoy some refreshments, and learn how you might like to be involved in Becker Elementary's outdoor garden classroom.  This is a "no-commitment" event to help you decide if the program is for you.  Enjoy some time in our … Continue reading Information Session at The Green Classroom, September 20