Archive for December, 2009

Stonewall Gardens Needs Community Support

Thursday, December 31st, 2009


Stonewall Jackson Elementary is an excellent public school in the Dallas Independent School District.  Since 1996 part of their curriculum has been the Stonewall Gardens, a campus garden where thousands of students have planted, cultivated and harvested their own crops, growing their understanding of – and connection to – the natural world and good food.  The goal of Stonewall Gardens is to help children learn about the natural world in a garden they can tend themselves.  The garden started with teacher and parent volunteers planting a small plot of beans in an unused corner of the grounds of Stonewall Jackson Elementary.  Today, the original plot has evolved into a 20,000 square foot garden, where students learn from a rich academic program.  Last year the school district’s budget crisis hit Stonewall hard and the school lost funding for the garden.  Stonewall Gardens is now a volunteer-run non profit organization supported entirely through community donations.  The garden needs your help.  If you would like to be a part of this important educational program you can mail a donation to Stonewall Gardens,

5828 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, 75206.