Friday, October 25, 2013

11/2/2013: FREE schoolyard habitat maintenance workshop

Forwarded from the Sustainable Food Center...

This workshop is a terrific opportunity for any parents you know that volunteer with schools with schoolyard habitats and of course for any of the teachers they work with. Please pass this along to anyone you think would benefit. I hope this workshop is packed as maintenance is the number one key to a sustainable school yard/ outdoor classroom.

Please join the National Wildlife Federation and AISD at a schoolyard habitat maintenance workshop at Discovery Hill on November 2nd. 
  • To identify many of the plants in the garden, including their growth form, bloom dates and habitat types.  
  • Strategies and techniques for maintaining various plant types, including when to trim back, when to thin out, when to water. 
  • How design of your garden might affect maintenance issues. 
  • Resources available regarding further plant information, places to buy native plants, and potentially helpful organizations. 

Please dress for the weather and be prepared to learn in part through practice at this fun and informative workshop!

WHAT: Schoolyard Habitat Maintenance Workshop

WHO: Teachers, Principals, AISD Maintenance Staff, Volunteers

WHEN: Saturday, November 2nd, 9am-12pm

WHERE: AISD Science and Health Resource Center (SHRC) 305 North Bluff Drive Austin, TX 78745 [map]

Please RSVP to to let us know you are attending the workshop on November 2nd.

We hope to see you there! 

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