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February 11, 2017

I know, every year about this time, I say the same thing, “the EDU-Garden® looks as beautiful as I have ever seen it!” But it is as true today as it has been in previous years. There is a good reason, too, if you will look closely at the photo taken January 17, you wil...

February 4, 2017

Just like the kids, I love early release days! The teachers by and large can’t stand them; they’re not productive academically, not enough time to get any class instruction accomplished, many are absent and kids are talkative and restless, daydreaming about what they w...

January 28, 2017

White tablecloths, candles, and pretty lights too, greeted current and prospective parents who came to the EDU-Garden® on Thursday evening for our first Parent Social. The social was spearheaded by our events coordinator, Ms. Dawn DeRosa, who prepared a delicious array...

January 21, 2017

“If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.”― Maurice Maeterlinck, Nobel Prize winning author.

Well, you’ve waited all week and here’s the second reason that our honey bees are struggling – mites and disease! One...

January 14, 2017

A honey bee fitted with a license plate! Whatever for? Recently in London a group of scientists launched a Citizen's Science project with honey bees. The scientists want to know just where the honey bees are collecting their nectar and pollen in London. Five hundred re...

December 10, 2016

One day, Raul Gutierrez asked his son what he had done in school that day. The boy showed his father a map that he had created in class, but it wasn’t just any map; this was a map of the boy’s heart. His very insightful and compassionate teacher had asked her students...

November 29, 2016

"I think that I shall never see

A poem lovely as a tree."

So begins one of the most famous American poems and the “one poem known by practically everybody” says literary critic Guy Davenport. Written by Joyce Kilmer in 1913, I remember that it was the first poem that I m...

November 15, 2016

 I have discovered plenty of eggs in the garden; spider eggs, aphid eggs, whitefly eggs, and best of all, chicken eggs (of course!). All of those are pretty easy to identify, if you hang around the garden any length of time – but have you ever seen a butterfly lay an e...

November 4, 2016

We are pleased to announce a new name for our Green Ambassadors. They can all now boast that they are EARTH AMBASSADORS! This new name more closely aligns itself with our Stand Up for the Earth school-wide environmental focus. This is an elite and dedicated group of ki...

October 29, 2016

“Oh, no! My collard farm.  It is devastated!” exclaims Timmy.  By the time Timmy got to his field he had assessed the situation and realized that the ferocious wind we had been experiencing all throughout the night had broken a very large portion of the Moringa tree an...

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