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Victoria Educational Gardens
2013
Tours Schedule
Call Extension Office for information:  361-575-4581
or contact Edna LaFour at 361-782-7389 or email
EDNAL4@dishmail.net
or email Nancy Kramer at
nancyk@vcmga.org
Dick Nolen, 2011 President of VCMGA, wrote two articles ~ CLICK for Article I, CLICK for Article II
Edna LaFour, VEG TOUR Chair, wrote this article for Gardeners' Dirt in 2010 ~
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Please read Monica Pilat's earlier article from Gardeners' Dirt in 2007 ~
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Download Evaluation word document:  VEGEvaluation.doc
2013 VEG TOURS SCHEDULE
Edna LaFour reported that about 1,200 have visited for VEG TOURS in 2012!!
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February 2013
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March 2013
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April 2013
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03--WED~9:00-10:30 a.m.~Mission Valley Kinder~37 children, 2 teachers
09--TUES~9:00-10:30 a.m.~Vickers 1st Grade~70 children, 3 teachers
11--THURS~9:30-11:00 a.m.~ Goliad Elem. 1st Grade ~ 88 children, 5 teachers
16--TUES~9:00-10:30 a.m.~Torres Elem. PreK~44 children, 2 teachers
17--WED~9:00-10:30 a.m.~Smith PreK~67 children, 3 teachers
18--THURS ~ 9:00-10:30 a.m. ~  Goliad Elem ~ 106 Children 5 teachers plus parents
18--THURS ~ 10:30-12:00 a.m. ~ Karnes City Home and Garden Club ~ 15 to 20 Adults
23--TUES ~ 9:30-11:00 a.m. ~ Industrial ~ 2nd Grade ~ 52 children, 3 teachers+1 parent
24--WED ~ 9:00 - 10:30 ~ William Wood Elementary ~ K thru 2nd ~ Approx. 50 children, 3 teachers
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May 2013
18--THURS ~ 9:00-10:30 a.m. ~ Rowland Elem. 2nd Grade ~ 64 children, 3 teachers and 1 aide
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June 2013
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August 2013
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September 2013
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October 2013
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March 2012
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Wed.. Mar 07  ~ 9:00-10:30 ~ Rowland Elem. ~ 80 1st Graders & 5 teachers
Tue. Mar 20 ~ 9:45-11:15 ~ Beeville Garden Club ~ Approx. 32 Adults
Tue. Mar 20 ~ 11:30-1:00 ~ Victoria Garden Club ~ 10-15 Adults ~ Carmen Price Tour Guide
Wed. Mar. 21 ~ 10:00-11:30 ~ Green Thumb Garden Club of El Campo ~ 15-20 Adults
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April 2012
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Apr. 11, 2012 ~ Wednesday ~ 9-10:30 ~ SEA Club Smith Elem. ~ 45-50 children & 4 teachers
Apr. 17, 2011 ~ Tuesday ~ 3:15-4:45 ~ DeWitt Co. Retired School Personnel ~ 25-30 Adults ~
April 25, 2012 ~ Wednesday ~ 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. ~ Hallettsville Elementary School ~ 80 Kinder Children ~ 7 teachers and some parents (will eat lunch in the pavilion.)
April 26, 2012 ~ Thursday - 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. ~ Schorlemmer Elementary~ 75 first grade children, 4 teachers and 10 adults; will eat lunch at pavilion
April 27, 2012 ~ Friday ~ 9:00 - 10:30 a.m ~ Smith Elementary ~ 108 1st grade children ~ 5 teachers & 10 parents
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May 2012
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May 01, 2012 ~ Tuesday ~ 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.~ Chandler Elementary Kinder ~ 85 children and 4 teachers (Will eat lunch in the pavilion)
May 04, 2012 ~ Friday ~ 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. ~ 6 Girl Scouts and 8 Brownies with 3 or 4 adults
May 07, 2012 – Monday ~ 9:30 - 11:00 ~ O’Connor Elementary ~ 65 - 70 K Children ~ 4 teachers
May 09, 2012 ~ Wednesday, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. ~ Our Lady of Victory 2nd grade ~ 45 children ~ 4 teachers and some parents
May 14th, 2012 ~ Monday, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. ~ Crain Environmental Club ~ 20 K thru 5th Grade ~ 2 or 3 teachers-CANCELLED
May 16th, 2012 ~ Wednesday, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. ~ Sweet Home School Garden Club ~ 22 children, 5th thru 8th grade and 2 teachers
May 21, 2012 ~ Monday, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. – Victoria Christian Academy, 5 Kinder children, 1 teacher and several parents
Everyone is welcome to shadow the tours before they do a tour by themselves. Edna and the tour guides welcome you to shadow the tours.
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June 2012
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August 2012
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Aug. 09 ~ Thursday ~ 6:00-7:30 ~ Trinity Lutheran Church VBS ~ 10-20 Adults
2011 VICTORIA EDUCATIONAL GARDEN TOURS SCHEDULE
March 22 – Stroman Middle School Tour – contact Edna for details if you would like to help;

April 12, 2011 ~ Tuesday ~ 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. ~ Torres Elementary ~ 78 children 

April 12, 2011 ~ Tuesday ~ 10:30 - 12:00 noon ~ Spade and Trowel Garden Club of Gonzales – 20 to 30 adults

April 14, 2011 ~ Thursday ~ 10:30-11:30 ~ Victoria Christian School ~ 9 children, 1 teacher, 3-4 parents ~ will eat lunch

April 21, 2011 ~ Thursday ~ 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ~  Juan Linn ~ Approx. 80 2nd Grade Children w/ 4 teachers and 4 adults
April 27 ~ Wednesday ~  9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. ~ Smith Elementary ~ Approx. 80 1st Grade Children w/ 12 adults (4 teachers)
April 28, 2011 ~ Thursday ~ 9:30a.m. - 10:30 a.m. ~ Outreach Academy ~ 18 PK w/ 
2 teachers - 6 parents
May 3, 2011 ~ Tuesday ~ 9:30-11:00 a.m ~ Vanderbilt Elementary ~ 43 2nd Graders ~ 2 teachers and a couple adults
May 4, 2011 ~ Wednesday ~ 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ~  SEA Club, Smith Magnet School ~ approx.
65 students grades 2 thru 5 ~ 5 teachers and some parents
May 5, 2011 ~ Thursday ~ 11:00 am until 12 or 12:30 p.m. ~ Bloomington Elem ~ approx. 72 PreK with 3 teachers and 5 assistants
May 9, 2011 ~ Monday ~ 9:00 a..m. - 10:30 a.m. ~ Torres Elementary Kindergarten ~ approx. 88 children with 4 teachers and 2 assistants
May 19, 2011 ~ THURSDAY ~ 12:30-2:00 pm ~ Mission Valley Elem ~ 34 1st Graders ~ 2 teachers, 2-3 adults
2010 VICTORIA EDUCATIONAL GARDEN TOURS SCHEDULE AND PHOTOS
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April
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06 ~ Tuesday ~ 10:00 a.m. ~ El Campo Garden Club ~ 35 to 40 adults ~
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08 ~ Thursday ~ 9:00 a.m.  ~ Torres Elementary ~ Approx. 75 1st graders ~
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14 ~ Wednesday ~ 10:00 a.m. ~ El Campo Learning Center ~ 7 adults ~
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15 ~ Thursday ~  9:00-10:00 a.m. ~Northside Baptist School ~ 9 1st graders ~
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19 ~ Monday ~ 9:00-10:00 a.m. ~ Torres Elementary ~ 68 PreK students ~
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22 ~ Thursday ~ 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. ~ Hallettsville Elem. ~ 60 kindergarteners ~
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22 ~ Thursday ~ 1:30 p.m. ~ Faith Academy ~ 16  4th grade students
27 ~ Tuesday ~ 9:00-10:00 a.m. ~ Torres Elementary ~ 88 Kindergarteners ~
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27~ Tuesday ~ 10:30-12:00 - Victoria Christian School ~ 13 children, K-2nd ~
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30 ~ Friday ~ 1:00 p.m. ~ Juan Linn Red Hatters ~ 15 adults ~
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May
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05 ~ Wednesday ~  12:30-2:30 p.m. ~  Juan Linn Environmental Club ~
         12 children, 8, 9, & 10 years old ~ 2 adults
11 ~ Tuesday ~ 10:00-11:30 a.m. ~ Vanderbilt Elementary ~ 43  2nd graders
13 ~ Thursday ~ 9:00-10:30 a.m. ~ William Wood Elem. ~ 52 - 2nd-4th grade ~
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13 ~ Thursday ~ 10:30 - 11:30 ~ Bloomington Elementary ~ 50 Kindergarteners
24 ~ Monday ~ 9:30-11:00 ~ Dudley Elementary ~ 80 3rd graders
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June
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02 ~ Wednesday ~ 9:00-10:30 a.m. ~ Our Lady Of Victory ~ ages 3-5
02 ~ Wednesday ~ 10:30-12:00 ~ Our Lady Of Victory ~ ages 6-11 ~  50-55 children
03 ~ Thursday ~ 10:00-11:30 a.m. ~ Victoria Christian School ~ 12-15 four year-old children
2009 VEG TOURS SCHEDUlE
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February 2009
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Wednesday, February 4,   9:00-10:30 a.m. ~48 7th graders

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March
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Thursday, March 5th ~  Cameron County Master Gardeners ~ Noon ~7 adults
Tuesday, March 17th ~ Victoria Garden Club ~ 9:30 am ~15 to 20 adults
Wednesday, March 18th ~ Bon Aire Garden Club ~ 10-11:30 ~ 18 to 22 adults.
Thursday, March 26th  ~  O'Connor PK~ 9:00 a.m. ~ 44 children
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April
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02 -- Thurs ~ 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. ~ Rowland Elementary ~ 45 children
02 -- Thurs ~12:00 - 1:30 p.m. ~ Rowland Elementary ~ 45 children
03 -- Fri   ~  10:00-11:30 tour ~ Juan Linn ~ 70 1st Graders
03 -- Fri  ~   11:00 ~ Weimer Garden Club ~ Starting in Mini-Gardens
16 -- Thurs ~10:00 - 11:30 a.m. ~ Nazareth Academy ~ 33 kindergarten children
20 -- Mon ~ 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. ~ Victoria Outreach ~ 68 PK children
21 -- Tues ~ 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. ~ Victoria Outreach ~ 18 second grade children
23 -- Thurs ~ 9:30-11:00 ~ Bloomington Elem ~ 60 Pre K
24 -- Fri  ~   10:00-11:30 a.m. ~ Hallettsville Kindegarten ~ 53 children (they will    eat their lunch at VEG)
27 -- Mon ~ 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. ~ O'Connor ~ 88 kindergarten children
29 -- Wed  ~  10:00-11:30 a.m.~Yoakum St. Joseph Altar Society-25-30 adults
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May
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01 -- Friday ~    10:00-11:30 a.m. ~ Northside Baptist School ~ 32 Kinder & 1st
04 -- Monday ~ 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. ~ Trinity Episcopal ~ 15 children
05 -- Tuesday ~ 10:00-11:30 a.m. ~ Victoria Outreach Academy ~ 60 Kinder & 1st
11 -- Monday ~ 10:00-11:30 a.m. ~ Victoria Outreach Academy ~ 61 grades 3-6
12 -- Tuesday ~ 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. ~ Vanderbilt Elementary ~ 38 2nd grade children
14 -- Thursday ~ 1:30 pm ~ Trinity Lutheran WELCA ~ Approx. 10 adults
22 -- Friday ~ 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. ~ Dudley Elementary ~ 80 children ~ 3rd Grade
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June
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08 -- Monday ~ Our Lady of Victory ~ 9:00-10:30 40 Children Ages 3-5
08 -- Monday ~ Our Lady of Victory ~ 10:30-11:30 40 Children Ages 6-12
19 -- Friday ~ Victoria Parks & Recreation ~ 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon (divided into two groups) ~ approximately 150 children ~ K - 3rd grade
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September
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22 -- Tuesday~Fort Bend County Master Gardeners~10:00 a.m. (postponed)
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October
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05 -- Monday~Fort Bend County Master Gardeners~a.m.
16 -- Friday~Torres Elementary~9:30 a.m.~60 students
17 -- Saturday~Tour after Rose Symposium~5:30
2008 VICTORIA EDUCATIONAL GARDENS TOURS SCHEDULE
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MARCH 2008
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Tuesday, March 18-- DeWitt County Retired School Personnel -- 1:30 until 3:30 p.m.  20-25 visitors
(Cancelled due to weather)
Thursday, March 20 -- Lord's Little Angels Daycare -- 10:00 until 11:30
Thursday, March 27 -- Sandalphon Study Club 11:30 until 12:00 -- 18 visitors
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APRIL 2008
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Wednesday, April 2 -- Runge Garden Club -- 9:30 until 10:30 -- 10 adults
Wednesday, April 2 -- Ruby Sellers -- 15 minute topic and walk-through for 6-8 people -- 11 until 12
Wednesday, April 2 -- Raisin/Colletoville Home Demonstration Club -- 11:00 a.m. presentation and 11:30 VEG walkthrough.
Wednesday, April 2 -- Mary Hentschel -- Shields -- 1:00 until 1:45 --  9 students with assistant
Wednesday, April 9 -- Smith Elementary "SEA" Club -- 12:15 until 2:15 -- 65 --mostly 2nd, 3rd,  4th & 5th graders with 5 teachers to assist (Activity - Planting sunflower seeds.)
Thursday, April 10 -- O'Connor Elem 1st Graders-- Group 1 -- 8:45 until 10:00 --55 students
                                                                               Group 2 --10:00 until 11:15--55 students
Thursday, April 10 -- Meyersville Elementary -- Mrs. Nagel -- 9:30 until 11:30 -- 41 K, 1, 2, 3
(Rescheduled for May 7) 
PLEASE NOTE!
Monday, April 14 -- Azalea Garden Club -- 10:00 until 11:00 a.m.-- 22-25 adults
Wednesday, April 16 -- Eleanor Breckenridge Literary Club -- 10:00 until 11:00 -- 9-15 people
Thursday, April 17 -- Mission Valley Elementary -- Shirley Royer -- 1:00 until 2:00 -- 31 1st graders
CANCELLED
Tuesday, April 22 -- Decora Study Club -- 10:30 until 11:30 or 12:00
Wednesday, April 23 -- Kids in Christ -- 9:00 until 10:00
Wednesday, April 23 -- Hallettsville Elem. -- 50 Kinder -- 10:00 until 11:00
Thursday, April 24 -- Bloomington Elem -- Pre K -- 60 4-5 yr.olds  9:00 until 10:00
Tuesday, April 29 -- O'Connor Elem -- Ruth Armstrong -- 8:30 until 10:30 -- 88 kinder with 8 adults
Wednesday, April 30 -- O'Connor Elem -- Mrs. Hastings -- 9:00 until 10:00 -- 44 pre Ks
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MAY 2008
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Thursday, May 1 -- MHS special needs class -- 10:00 until 11:15 -- 5 wheelchair students, +2 or 3
Thursday, May 1  Trinity Episcopal School Pre-K  18  4 yr olds   9:00-10:30
Wednesday, May 7 -- Meyersville Elementary -- Mrs. Nagel -- 9:30 until 11:30 -- 41 K-3
Thursday, May 8  Port Lavaca Garden Club    Lucy Sikes        22 adults      9:45-11:00
Thursday, May 8   Juan Linn Elem  Ms Williams        80 1st and 2nd graders 
CANCELLED
Wednesday, May 14  Juan Linn Elem.  Mrs. Morales      60-80   2nd graders  
CANCELLED
Thursday, May 15  Daughters of the American Colonies     Sue Raz       10-15 adults      10:00-11:00
Wednesday, May 21   Faith Academy  Mrs. Crabill     17  4th graders        10:15-11:30
Wednesday, May 21 -- Faith Academy 22 5th graders -- 1:30 - 2:35
Thursday, May 22 -- Victoria Christian School -- Vicky Bloodworthy -- 6 1st Graders -- 9:00-10:15
Thursday, May 29      Seadrift Elem.  Larena Hahn      20 1st graders       9:00-10:00

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JUNE 2008
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Tuesday, June 3 -- Our Lady Of Victory Summer Program -- 50 students
Wednesday, June 11 -- MOM's Group -- 20 2-8 yr olds -- 9:30 - 10:30
Wed, June 25    SW Gross, Montessori Magnet School    Doris Edwards   35  3rd, 4th + 5th graders   9:30-11:00
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OCTOBER
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10/05/08   30 4-Hers toured during Food and Nutrition Event
10/16/08  Thursday --  Morning Study Club  About 25 people  Time to be determined.
10/24/08   Friday -- 9:45-11:15  Elementary School from Cuero  23 1st &  2nd graders
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NOVEMBER
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11/5/08  Wednesday -- DeWitt County Wildlife Association   10:00-11:00    20-25 people
11/6/08  Thursday  --  O'Connor --  9:00-10:00 --  44  Pre-K stu
dents
2007 VICTORIA EDUCATIONAL GARDENS TOURS
Thursday        4-19-07    9:30-11:00    Kindergarten   OConnor           88 kids
Friday            4-20-07     9:30-11:30   Third grade      Dudley             75 kids
Wednesday     4-25-07     9:30-11:30   Kindergarten    Hallettsville        52 kids
Thursday        4-26-07     9-10:00       Pre K              Chandler           15 kids  morning
                                   12:30-1:30       "                     "                     14 kids afternoon
Wed.   5-02-07   9-10:30        OConnor       PreK          47 students    plant seeds
Thurs   5-03-07   9:30-11:30   Shields         1st           110 students    egg carton insect
           5-03-07   4-5:00         Cub Scouts   8 yrs old     12 students    plants & birds
Fri       5-04-07   11:45-1:15    Gross          PreK           80 students    plant seeds
           5-04-07   1:30-2:30     Northside      Kinder        15 students    plant seeds
Wed.   5-09-07    8:45-11:15   OConnor       1st           110 students    plant seeds
Wed.   5-16-07    1-2:30          Dudley         2nd            80 students    plant seeds
Wed.  5-23-07    9:30-10:30   Outreach Program   K-4th      23 students    activity?
Tues.  6-12-07    9:30-10:30   OLV  summer program    PK-6th    ? students   activity?
Mon.   7-23-07   9:00-10:00    Outreach Program   PK3-5th   30 students   activity?