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Fall, Winter, or Spring: Gardening is the Thing! * K-2 & 3-5 * On Campus

Time Frames
During School Day, After School, Summer, Weekend
On Campus Program
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Community/Fam., Talented/Gifted, Special Ed


Students start their plant nursery in Winter to get a jump on plant growth before Spring. They construct a nursery station of edible plants for the classroom…yes, ‘Edible Plants,’ which may include flowers, herbs, fruit, and vegetables! The nursery consists of special lighting, seeds, seedling soil mix, seedling trays, warming mats, and small transplanting pots; making this a full hands-on experience! Students discuss how the basic needs of living organisms are met - air, water, nutrients, sunlight, and space. Texas Summers are hot and dry! We begin the seedling process early so kids can observe the plants maturing before Summer vacation. They get a chance to see the actual fruits of their labor! *** ‘Fall, Winter or Spring: Gardening is the Thing’ is also a great-hands on workshop for teachers and parents, giving them the knowledge and skills to assist their young gardeners. ********** Our master gardener works with a minimum of two back-to-back same-day classes and visits the classes twice within three weeks. ** Visit #1 includes general set-up and instruction. ** Visit #2 includes observation of progress, tweaks, and providing additional guidance. ** Visit #2 occurs three weeks after Visit #1

Students Will

  • Use geometry and spatial reasoning to identify different seeds based on size, color, and shape.
  • Figure out the best classroom location for the nursery.
  • Learn different watering techniques and feeding requirements for healthy baby plant growth.
  • Develop a chart to record the feeding and watering schedule.
  • Investigate how organisms and populations in an ecosystem depend on and may compete for biotic factors such as food and abiotic factors such as quantity of light, water, range of temperatures, or soil composition;


Dates: Monday - Saturday
Times: 8:00 - 4:00p
Duration: 60 minutes * Minimum, two back-to-back sessions required for in-school bookings.
School Fee: Four sessions $800 (plus $5 per student supply fee) * Our master gardener works with a minimum of two back-to-back same-day classes, and visits the classes twice within three weeks * Visit #2 occurs three weeks after Visit #1
Minimum Attendance: 5
Maximum Attendance: 30
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs: Table or shelving, (Lamp or lighting, if available), access to water
Other Information: Please read the cancellation policy * Minimum, two back-to-back sessions required for in-school bookings.

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: For Scheduling call: Esther Malone 214-704-6782 [email protected] Malone Connection educators will log onto the link provided by the school for Live Synchronous programming. All Animal Encounter pre-recorded Asynchronous programming links will be available for three consecutive school days. Other links vary from 2-3 days. Ask about weekend bookings.
Deadline: Available
Cancellation Policy: A program is confirmed when you receive your contract. Should inclement weather or other unforeseen emergency circumstances prevent the program from taking place as scheduled, we will offer the option of rescheduling. All cancellations are subject to full payment. With the exception of unforeseen circumstances, changing the date of a specific session can be made with two weeks' notice and is subject to the availability of the artist.
After School Policy: A teacher or afterschool employee must be with the students at all times to assist with classroom management. They are also responsible for supervising the students before and after class, walking students to the bus or releasing students to their parents.

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