Training sessions for NEW and CURRENT docents begins Monday! Training sessions will be held in Campbell, Los Altos, and Mountain View (for both Mountain View and Palo Alto docents).
Trainings will be held from 2:00-5:00 pm in Campbell, and from 9:00AM-Noon in both Los Altos and Mountain View.
See the Docent Training Schedule for all details.
On October 18, 2018, our Garden Manager Patti Berryhill led a team of volunteers from SAP, coordinated through Hands-On Bay Area, (HOBA) did an amazing amount of work restoring the Native Habitat Garden for the students of Hoover School. There was weeding, weeding, and more weeding to be done, along with some projects to replace some signage and upgrade some of the irrigation systems in the Farm to Lunch Beds. This day of service made such a difference to this garden, and we are so grateful to all the volunteers who gave of their time and effort. Thank you HOBA and SAP!
Los Altos School District iLearn Studio
201 Covington Road, Los Altos
Monday, November 5, 2018 10-11:30am
Come learn about one of our most precious resources...water...during a
special hands-on presentation by the Santa Clara Valley Water
District! Learn where our water comes from in Santa Clara county
and gain a better understanding of the overall California water picture.
Find out what you can do to help conserve this precious resource.
Please RSVP to email@example.com by Friday 11/2.
All about tomatoes
Third grade students have been busy tasting, squishing, and saving the seeds of heirloom tomatoes while participating in the Life Cycle of a Tomato lesson. Living Classroom put this lesson into "hibernation" as we moved it from second grade, and adjusted it to fit the third grade NGSS standards. Students who participated in part two of the lesson this week enjoyed rinsing their seeds, and observing the impact of the yeast that had removed the gelatinous seed coats from the tomato seeds. Now the seeds must rest in a cool, dry place over the winter, so that they can be planted in spring, when the earth warms up. Such a wonderful process for the students to participate in firsthand!
Living Classroom has wonderful Fall-themed lessons, such as Three Sisters Harvest, for third graders, which highlights the importance of the harvest season, and From Seed to Pretzel #1, a second grade lesson that shares the importance of sowing winter wheat in the Fall, to grow all year long.