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  • Monday, November 23, 2009 | Filed under Student Behavior , Language Arts , Fine Arts , Math

    REAL School Gardens' community members in both Dallas and Tarrant counties came together recently for two community-building extravaganzas featuring the facilitators of Drum Cafe.

    On October 29, 193 people gathered at Barbara Bush Elementary School in Grand Prairie where they enjoyed choral music, garden tours, and artwork by students. Even the rain could not keep those attending from admiring the school garden.

    A week later on November 5 at Alice Contreras Elementary School in Fort Worth, 183 people met for the second of our fall networking events. Attendees were excited to experience the school's redesigned garden, garden tours, and the special treat of a ...

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  • Thursday, November 12, 2009 | Filed under Student Behavior , Language Arts , Fine Arts , Math

    Natha Howell Elementary welcomed seven men and two women from Motorola on Monday, November 2 to help rejuvenate its school garden. Eight beds were weeded and dirt was hauled out to make room for the mulch. The garden beds were tilled and rock was moved to re-install along the edges of the bed. The Motorola Team worked relentlessly through the afternoon to make it happen. The weather was fantastic, the volunteers and school staff were great to work with, and the children at Natha Howell were very excited to see the transformation.  The kindergartners even provided Motorola with beautiful garden art.

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  • Friday, November 6, 2009 | Filed under Student Behavior , Language Arts , Fine Arts , Math

    TCU Leaps volunteers and Rosemont 6th families helped rejuvenate their school garden on Saturday, October 24. Twenty nine people helped move two tons of rock in preparation for upcoming garden improvements. Volunteers planted Texas native plants such as silver leaf sage and purple cone flower which will enhance the garden's sustainability. REAL School Gardens would like to say a special thank you to all who organized and took part in this successful day.

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