As educators know, teaching is easiest and most effective when learning feels like play. Some lessons, like grammar, may be harder to turn into games, but other lessons can easily become adventures ...

The smell of onion, garlic and spices fills my noisy and chaotic school cafeteria during lunchtime. Today in my lunch, I have basmati rice and a lentil soup with vegetables called dhal. Whenever I ...

The TRA Brings Cooking Back to School Remember fellow students who secretly wanted to take Home Economics in high school but feared ridicule? Kids today don’t have that problem, at least not if ...

My name is Josephine Montminy, and I am a student in the Green Tech Academy program at Clint Small, Jr. Middle School. I started the program when I was in sixth grade because I wanted to ...
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by Max Elliott Walking along the edge of the Grow Dat Youth Farm in New Orleans, Urban Roots youth intern Madison Mathews pauses by a green pond lined with bald cypress trees and asks, “Are ...
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by Ananda Fry Myhre On a stroll through the Texas hills, one might see prickly ash, prickly pear, juniper, agarita or nettles. To the untrained eye, these are simply plants or weeds, but to the eye ...
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by José Morin and Ian Crawford • Photography by Max Elliott On December 5 this year, young leaders from Urban Roots will host Austin’s first-ever “Youth Food Jam” for ...

My name is Julien, and I’m a fifth-grader at Pease Elementary. I recently interviewed our principal, Mr. Matthew Nelson, because I wanted to know if we were doing anything “green” ...
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