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What seeds (and ideas) will we grow next?

Well, it has been an amazing year in the garden. Thank you so much to all the families, staff and students that made our small patch of Earth grow, live and thrive. It will be so exciting to come back to our wild garden at the end of the summer and do it all over again next year. I cannot wait to see what adventures we get into with more skills and organization as we develop our abilities as gardeners, scientists, explorers, conservationists, artists, engineers, chefs… or in other words, students.

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Kids celebrated the end of year with gourmet pizza parties. We fired up the cob oven and used ingredients from the garden (rosemary, oregano, sorrel, cauliflower, favas, basil, kale) to make a wide array of delicious pies. Silas in the 7th grade brought dough in from home that he had especially made for the occasion. Thank you to the parents that bought supplies and generously volunteered their time to come help make the parties a success.


Come say hello at Project Open House next Thursday evening. We will have a garden table showcasing the hard work of our students in the Outdoor Classroom. See students’ custom garden plant field guides (below), weather poems, habitat drawings, maps and much more. Kiki and Bo below using a butterfly field guide to identify some of our most elegant garden inhabitants.

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Please email me any photos, requests, suggestion and comments for the garden at ilassleben@educationoutside.org. I would love to hear what is successful and what we need to work on as we grow our dynamic outdoor science and sustainability program.


I am very excited to be the new Education Outside, Outdoor Classroom Corps Member at the amazing San Francisco Community School. Please email me or, even better, stop in the garden any time to see what is happening and how you can get involved. *** About Us: Education Outside is a San Francisco-based nonprofit that transforms school gardens into dynamic outdoor classrooms where learning comes to life. Learn more about our Corps for Education Outside at www.educationoutside.org. Interested in learning more about Education Outside? Follow us on Twitter: (http://www.twitter.com/eduoutside) Like us on Facebook: (http://www.facebook.com/educationoutside)


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