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  • Tuesday, June 29, 2010 | Filed under REAL Supporters

    At its annual conference in Austin, Keep Texas Beautiful invited REAL School Gardens, the City of Grand Prairie, Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful and Grand Prairie Independent School District to share information about its model public-private partnership. On June 23rd, Jennifer Fitzgerald (Director of Community Relations at REAL School Gardens), Tammy Chan (Special Projects Manager, City of Grand Prairie/Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful), and Karrie Goff (5th grade teacher at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School) presented "How Does Your School Garden Grow? How Partnerships Benefit Grand Prairie's Environmental Education Initiatives." Working together for only two short years, the groups have pooled their resources ...

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  • Friday, June 25, 2010 | Filed under Environmental Stewardship , Sustainability and Funding , REAL Supporters

    REAL School Gardens and several of our Grand Prairie school partners and teachers were honored at the 43rd annual Keep Texas Beautiful conference in Austin this week. 

    • REAL School Gardens, for the second year in a row, received the 1st place Sadie Ray Graff award for a civic organization engaged in environmental education.  Keep Texas Beautiful Board Member Stan Weik applauded our efforts to create outdoor classrooms that grow happier, healthier, smarter and more environmentally-conscience young citizens.
    • Sammy Wren from Sallye Moore Elementary School in Grand Prairie was the 2nd place Sadie Ray Graff award winner for an educator ...

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