February 2017 Newsletter
I hope this newsletter finds everyone doing very well! Wishing you all the awareness to see the beauty of your days.
This past fall we initiated our Education in the Garden programming in six Austin elementary schools and it was received with great enthusiasm! We are currently providing a highly trained garden educator to work with teachers and their classes providing edible education, science, nutrition, and outdoor arts to over 1400 students at Cunningham, Zilker, Sunset Valley, Menchaca, Brooke, and Perez Elementary throughout the 2016-2017. This spring we have added one additional school day program at Lucy Read Pre-Kindergarten Demonstration School and an after-school program at Barrington Elementary bringing the number of students we are working with to over 1500.
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Mark Your Calendar for Our Spring Fling/Silent Auction
Join us on Saturday, April 8th from 4-6pm at In.gredients 2610 Manor Road,Austin, TX 78722. Silent Auction Items include but are not limited to a vacation get-away, gift certificate for a massage, landscaping gift certificate, a hammock, art, and local restaurant gift certificates. If you are on Facebook, please RSVP for the event here.
Registering For Fall
Gardening education provides learning opportunities in science, math, social studies, language arts, health, PE, Fine Arts, and Music, promotes healthy living through being active outside and learning about healthy eating, teaches respect for the natural world around us and complements social emotional learning by improving self‐esteem, student engagement with the school community, and a sense of empowerment, among other benefits, and fosters creative learning opportunities and utilizes a creative space for learning and mentoring.
For more information or to register a school for our fall programming, contact firstname.lastname@example.org - (512) 203-3597 or fill out this interest form.
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Last Call for Sponsors to Get LOGO on T-Shirt (Printing in March)
We currently have 11 schools on our waitlist for full or partial funding, and as you'd probably guess, the work we do takes a lot of human power. The majority of grants we have received pay only for supplies and equipment. Your contribution will help support our educational programs in schools! Below are our basic levels with some great benefits! We have other levels you can can find by clicking here! For more information or to become a sponsor, please email email@example.com or call (512)203-3597. We need all sponsorship payments by Feb 22nd and logos by Feb 24th! We will start taking orders in March!