A walk through the garden

Curry Plant
Curry Plant

Thanks to a class field trip, this week’s exploration in Austin took me to John Dromgoole’s Natural Gardener. The students loved learning about organic gardening. A walk through the herb garden will even calm a lively group of third graders.

At 8648 Old Bee Caves Road, this organic gardening headquarters turns a visit into a field trip for anyone. 

Take a walk with the Natural Gardener.






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