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  • Tuesday, September 25, 2012 | Filed under Environmental Stewardship , Student Behavior , Health and Nutrition , Family Activities


    I had an epiphany when an acquaintance described himself as the “green sheep” of his family.  “Wow,” I thought,” that’s what I am!” 

    It wasn’t until they read an article recently published in Dallas Child magazine that my family seemed to finally understand what it is that REAL School Gardens does and why we do it.   They seemed to think I spend my days digging in dirt, trying to convince elementary students to eat their veggies.  Of course, the vegetables are an important part, but a small part, of our efforts to increase student engagement ...

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  • Tuesday, September 18, 2012 | Filed under Environmental Stewardship , Health and Nutrition , Art in the Garden , Community

    So you have a passion to garden but not a whole lot of money to invest in your own garden?  Never fear, you can still have your own garden even if you only have a shoestring budget to work with, by utilizing DIY (Do-It-Yourself) gardening projects.     


    Just do a simple internet search of “DIY gardening” and a plethora of websites, full of ideas for projects, big and small, will appear before you.  Even if you have the money to invest but are not sure where or how to start, with the DIY gardening projects, you can learn ...

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  • Thursday, September 13, 2012 | Filed under Community , REAL Supporters

    Just before I started my internship with REAL School Gardens, the RSG team was out and about capturing video footage for an upcoming contest. The picture below is from Glen Park Elementary, where footage was shot for a video submission to the Sprint Foundation.

     girl and broccoli

     Glen Park Elementary student drawing her learning garden with her broccoli stuffed animal

    I knew that I would be working on a wide variety of projects, so I got really excited when I found out that the first item on my internship agenda would not only be editing video clips filmed at an RSG partner school, but ...

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  • Thursday, September 6, 2012 | Filed under Family Activities

    Are you ready? Can you feel it? The end of summer is just around the corner. For my family this means connecting with nature. We try to go hiking and explore new parks, but the hot Texas sun can often be discouraging. Autumn fills my soul and opens my heart, because it allows me to do what I love--being out in nature with my family. The smells, colors and of course the cooler weather!


     Gus & AJ at Verteran's Park in Arlington


    All of a sudden I will not be able to get my children to come in from the backyard or down from a tree. As ...

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