Real Stories
  • Thursday, May 20, 2010 | Filed under Student Behavior




    A few Saturdays ago we were installing a garden at the Academy at Carrie F. Thomas in Birdville. As usual, there was a beehive of activity mostly focused on moving gravel and soil, planting, building fences and shade arbors, etc. Not everyone was helping. At the periphery of all that activity was a pile of soil - I'm guessing about 40 cubic yards - that had been excavated the previous week to make room for the garden. But let's not call it a pile of soil. Let's call it what Maria was calling it -- "a mountain". ...

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  • Friday, May 14, 2010 | Filed under Environmental Stewardship , Sustainability and Funding

    Fitzgerald's Garden Club received two Mayor's Green Youth Awards. The students were recognized for their environmental work. They were honored at a City Council meeting where Mayor Cluck presented them with two plaques and two checks totaling $500 dollars!! Our students, volunteers, and teachers are currently contemplating how to spend that money!

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  • Thursday, May 6, 2010 | Filed under REAL Supporters

    Jeanne McCarty represented REAL School Gardens at last month's Samsung 500 NASCAR Race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. Through NASCAR's Green Flag Tree Planting Program, the organization will receive trees to plant at elementary schools within the program in the North Texas region. Read More

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  • Tuesday, May 4, 2010 | Filed under

    Many thanks to GRACE and Redenta's Garden for hosting for hosting a wonderful fundraising event last night for REAL School Gardens. Our celebrity bartenders Ruth, Dick, Michael and Lori Kinler concocted the perfect blend of lavender and mint for the REAL mojito.

    Thanks to all who attended - your support keeps our gardens growing. We appreciate East Fort Worth Montessori's contribution of mint and other fragrant decorations. We also thank Genifer Best, Sharon Chastain, and the Alice Carlson Applied Learning Center students who created a beautiful art project with lavender for our guests.

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