OES receives grant
Mrs. Pam Caswell, a Kindergarten teacher, attended an all day workshop called, Junior Master Gardener Teacher Leader Training. It was held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office at the County Facility on FM 1442, in Orange.
This workshop trained teachers to establish and maintain gardens to be used at the school to teach children how to garden, what and when to plant, what to do with the foods produced, etc. Each teacher was provided with a teaching manual that provides activity ideas to make gardening a fun and meaningful experience.
The Orange County Master Gardener Association presented Orangefield Elementary with a $250 check to be used for gardening materials and supplies. Our Kindergarten students will be planting and maintaining a fall garden very soon and a Spring garden later in the school year.