Archive | September, 2010

Our first year in the garden

24 Sep

As we start a new year of gardening in the Titan Gardens, let’s look back on a great first year introducing this great outdoor classroom to our school.  And thanks to all the volunteers that helped and especially Rebecca Cole for her leadership in getting things off the ground.

I hope you enjoy this look back at our garden-and don’t forget to share this video with your kids.  I’ve only had to play it for my little ones a few hundred times!

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Because gardens can always grow…

17 Sep

We are so excited to be starting another year in the Titan Garden at River Place Elementary.  Another year of planting seeds and plants.  Another year of stomping wildflowers only to see them emerge in the spring with an explosion of color.  Another year of teaching kids where food comes from and how we can care for the environment around us.

But we want to do so much more, like help fund student garden art and other projects for the garden.  And that’s where YOU can help.  Green Ribbon Schools is a fantastic organization that encourages school to promote healthy living, connections with nature and outdoor play and study to promote a student’s growth and development. 

Green Ribbon Schools is trying to promote their organization and to do so, they are giving away $250 to 2 school PTA organizations.  To win, we have to get the most people visiting the Green Ribbon Schools Facebook page.  Just click on “like” and post a comment to the wall reading “River Place Elementary, Austin TX”

So take a moment right now and post our school name to help us win $250-and watch our garden grow!

Great soil and mulch thanks to Home Depot!

7 Sep

Thanks to Mike and all the staff over at Home Depot at Four Points who not only gave us a great discount on compost and mulch for the Titan Gardens, but also delivered and unloaded it for free. Thanks to them, we made our funds go pretty far to secure more organic material (compost) to amend the soil in each of the raised beds and have enough mulch to protect our plants as the weather gets colder.

Now if only Tropical Storm Hermine would stop drenching us with rain, the Garden Volunteers could get out there and spread all this great garden material!

By the way, if you’re interested in helping out with the garden and have not signed up to be a Garden Buddy, email Bonnie Martin.  We’d love to have you join us.