Friday, February 5, 2010

Bexar County Youth Gardens Program

A fun, colorful and creative site we recently put up for the Bexar County Youth Gardens Program should be attractive to youth and adults alike. One of the many programs of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, the Youth Gardens Program provides educators, volunteers and community leaders with innovative techniques for using gardens as outdoor classrooms.

The program’s concept of teaching students in a non-traditional way, while striving to improve the state-mandated assessment tests scores, makes learning more enjoyable. And if students are having fun while they are learning, I’m betting they are learning more.

Brady Yecker, the coordinator for the Bexar County Youth Gardens Program, was a pleasure to work with and he gave us lots of free reign to create a fun site that will be appealing to the kids. He is excited about having the site up and running, just in time for him to promote the web site and the program at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Feb. 4-21. We had the pleasure of actually meeting Brady face to face this fall at the San Antonio Farm and Ranch Expo.

After working on this site and seeing the benefits of an outdoor classroom setting, I’m thinking when spring finally arrives we should explore an outdoor office!

So check out!

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