Category Archives: Garden News

Evidence of Spring

I wandered through the garden on a quiet April morning recently, enjoying all the signs of life returning after the dormant Winter.  I’m sure I could visit daily and find new and exciting growth!  Nature is a powerful tool for … Continue reading

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Classroom news!

It’s been a busy Spring out in the ARE garden, filled with a lot of construction!  Our classroom structure is now nearly complete-only a few finishing touches remain.  The next major step is to have the concrete flooring poured and … Continue reading

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Earth Week at ARE

We had such a great time last year with our Earth Week planting we’ve decided to continue the tradition!  Every class will be spending time out in the garden this week cleaning, weeding, and of course adding more beautiful plants … Continue reading

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Spring Flower Sale is on!

Our annual spring flower basket sale is on NOW!  We’re running things a little differently this year and we think you’re going to love it!    For $30.00 you will recive a voucher than you can take directly to the … Continue reading

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There’s wisdom in the forest

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Come join us at McMenamins!

  Dine out at the Sherwood McMenamins on Tuesday, February 10th, from 5:00 pm until close and you will help the Alberta Rider Elementary School Garden grow! No need to bring a flyer or even declare your garden support, our … Continue reading

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School gardens around town

Alberta Rider is not unique in having a school garden.  Many other area schools have successfully incorporated gardens into the school grounds and the day to day life of the student body. One nearby example is at Charles F. Tigard … Continue reading

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Kindergarten rules!

What could be more fun that getting out into a woodland garden and getting your hands dirty when you’re in Kindergarten?  Not much!  Last year all of our students had the opportunity to explore the Alberta Rider Memorial Garden.  It … Continue reading

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Poinsettia orders due November 18

The annual Alberta Rider Memorial Garden poinsettia sale is on!  Download the ARE Poinsettia Sale flyer 2014 order form and return it with your payment, made out to Alberta Rider Elementary (ARE) by November 18, 2014 and you will receive a voucher … Continue reading

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Fingers crossed for a sunny day

  The holes are dug and we are ready to pour-well we will be as soon as we get a break in the rain! We are all anxious to see the completion of our outdoor classroom but we must be … Continue reading

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