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03-18-15

Students, staff, parents and volunteers celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with green thumbs on Tuesday, March 17, as they planted a new garden at John Quincy Adams Elementary School. Fifth-grader Raymond Arguelles relished the opportunity to grab a shovel and help with digging duties. But he’s also looking forward to making a few new friends, too. “A lot of times, you hardly see that,” he said of birds and wildlife, gesturing to a banner emblazoned with a large blue jay. “With a garden, they might just stop by.” Tuesday’s installation marks the 27th garden coordinated by nonprofit REAL School Gardens, and the first one at a Pleasant Grove campus.

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03-17-15

On MARCH 17 Wells Fargo will team together with parents, teachers and students at John Quincy Adams Elementary School for a day of hard work to build a beautiful learning garden! Thanks to the generosity and volunteers of Wells Fargo, Adams Elementary School and Pleasant Grove will now have a modern outdoor learning classroom as a new resource for its 750 students to learn and succeed.

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03-17-15

DALLAS — As the first day of spring approaches, volunteers are trying to do what nature struggles with: Yield a harvest in a desert. Dozens of volunteers helped transform a part of John Quincy Adams Elementary School into a garden and outdoor classroom. "It tends to be a lot of junk food, so one of the things that we are educating them on is making better choices," said Principal Nancy Bernardino.

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02-22-15

On Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 8 a.m., 200 volunteers will join the children and parents of Maple Lawn Elementary School to build a beautiful learning garden in just one day! Thanks to a partnership between REAL School Gardens, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, the 600 children of Maple Lawn Elementary School will soon have a brand new place to learn and succeed

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02-21-15

200 volunteers started their Saturday working at the BIG DIG in Dallas. The day of service involved students, school staff and volunteers working to create a school learning garden. The garden is being built at Sudie L. Williams Elementary School. Students will now have a modern outdoor learning classroom. It is all collaboration between Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and REAL School Gardens. Once the garden is installed, REAL School Gardens will hold on-site teacher training for three years to help teachers use the garden to improve academic performance, said Scott Feille, Regional Director of REAL School Gardens.

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02-12-15

Our amazing educator Logan LeCompte was included in this wonderful video Bradfield Elementary created to showcase their learning garden program.

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01-01-15

YOUR SCHOOL GARDEN can be far more than a pretty place to grow flowers and vegetables. Taking class outdoors for lessons and investigations will help your students apply academics to the real world, practice higher order thinking skills, and experience lesson content in a more engaging and hands-on way. Students simply love learning outside the walls of a classroom and learning gardens provide a natural instructional resource for teacher and student engagement. To empower teachers in the United States to take their class outside more often, our non-profit has expert educators that work side-by-side with elementary teachers in school gardens, modeling how to introduce new objectives and reinforce mastery of challenging content.

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