Upcoming Event

SPRING GARDEN PARTY
Sunday, May 3, 5 - 8PM

2015 Spring Garden Party May 3rd 2015Sip a cocktail or glass of wine and stroll the fabulous Spring gardens of an historic estate in Los Altos. Chat with the talented team that tends the amazing gardens. Enjoy a delicious organic meal and bid on one-of-a-kind experiences and garden-themed items at our silent auction. Meet Rosalind Creasy, founder of the edible landscaping movement and award winning author of 18 books who will be a special guest.

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We Build a Lifelong Enthusiasm for Science and Math

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Children learn best with hands-on experiences which make science and math relevant to their lives... Click for details >>

We Grow the Next Generation of Environmental Stewards

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The most effective way to inspire long-term environmental commitment is to inspire a love of nature in children.... Click for details >>

We develop a love of healthy eating and know the origin of food source

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Children can learn to love healthy foods by growing their own food in the school garden..... Click for details >>

Spring Docent Training starts March 2nd

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Living-Classroom Logo 200wDocents or prospective docents should plan on attending the docent trainings for the Living Classroom Spring lessons starting on Monday, March 2nd and running through Monday, March 23rd, from 9a.m. - 12 noon.  See the detailed training descriptions and locations by clicking here.

Date:  March 2nd - LASD & MVWSD Docents
Location:
  Mountain View Whisman School District Conference Room, 750-A San Pierre Way, Mountain View
Lessons Covered:  What’s My Habitat (1st grade), Tomato #3 (2nd grade), Flower Power (3rd grade)

Date:  March 9th - LASD & MVWSD Docents
Location:
  Los Altos School District Conference Room #2, 201 Covington Road, Los Altos
Lessons Covered:  Pretzel #2 & #3 (2nd grade), Classroom Management

Date:  March 16th - MVWSD & LASD Docents
Location:
  Mountain View Whisman School District Conference Room, 750-A San Pierre Way, Mountain View
Lessons Covered: Garden of Senses (Kinder MV), Soil Explorations (Kinder MV), Garden Explorers (Kinder LASD), 3 Sisters Spring (Third Grade)

Date:  March 23rd - LASD Docents Only
Location: 
Los Altos School District Conference Room #2, 201 Covington Road, Los Altos
Lessons Covered:  Habitat Perspectives (4th grade), Eyewitness to Photosynthesis (5th grade), Ancient Civilizations (6th grade)

Two new native gardens sprout up at Landels and Huff schools

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All seven schools in the Mountain View Whisman School District now have beautiful native habitat gardens gracing their school grounds.

Living-Classroom Logo 200wThe Landels School native habitat garden was completed in June through the efforts of Living Classroom and Hands On Bay Area working with two teams of Google employee volunteers. 100 plants representing 32 native species were planted and five new planter boxes were built and planted with edibles. Because the two garden areas were originally grass turf, a rebate from the Santa Clara Valley Water District will partially fund the project along with a grant from the WholeKids Foundation and Google.

The Huff School native habitat garden was also a beneficiary of the Hands On Bay area organized volunteer work days with two crews of Google volunteers. Employees cleared the grass, built the central pathway and created the planting mounds. Eagle Scout Trevor McGall completed the job by planting 100 plants, installing 32 plant identification signs and main garden sign, installing the irrigation, compacting the pathway, and spreading mulch.

From May, 2013 – July 2014, Living Classroom organized and led 8 new school garden projects in the Mountain View Whisman School District—a record for us!

Palo Alto Schools Join Living Classroom Next Fall

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logo paloalto unifiedLiving Classroom will be expanding its program next fall to five schools in the Palo Alto Unified School District thanks to a $35,000 grant from the Palo Alto Partners in Education Foundation.

Palo Alto will join Mountain View Whisman and Los Altos as the third school district to receive our services and 21 schools altogether benefit from our garden-based lessons. The grant will allow Living Classroom to start up operations for a K-3 pilot program serving 1,300 students initially and slated to grow to seven schools after the pilot ends in March 2016.   Funding from seven school site funds will carry the program through an additional year after the pilot phase.

Save the Date - Neighborhood Garden Market

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LFCR 2014VIEW PDF: 256KB >>The Neighborhood Garden Market is Back…Bigger and Better than Ever!

at the
Lazy Foot Chicken Ranch, North Los Altos

Sunday, September 21
Sunday, October 12
10 am to 3pm

Fun activities for the kids! Chicken coop and garden tour! Music! Garden workshops! Fresh produce! and Awesome silent auction items!!!!!!!!!!

Hope to see you there!!!!!!!