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Pendleton Elementary School Memory Garden

Updated on October 18, 2015

Memory Garden at Pendleton Elementary School in Pendleton SC

The Pendleton Elementary School Memory Garden continues to grow due to the hard work of Parent and School Volunteers and the students at Pendleton Elementary.In 2006, The Pendleton Elementary School's School Improvement Council (SIC) wanted a project that would honor the memory of faculty and students such as Mrs. Baker and Mrs. Peebles.  The Memory Garden was chosen as a project that would do this as well as be used for Educational Purposes and enhance the school atmosphere.

A percentage of the profits earned from this Squidoo page will be donated to the Pendleton Elementary School Memory Garden.  Please continue to scroll down and read this lens and it would be wonderful for you to leave a comment in the Guest Book.  Thank youI really love this school because I was a student here in the 50's, I taught here in the 70's, Our son and daughter were students were students here in the 70's and 80's and our grandson was a student here from 2004-2010. How about that?

The logo for the Pendleton Elementary School Memory Garden was designed by Corey Watson, Landscape Designer, PES parent and volunteer.

Are you joining this fun Garden Club? - Sue and Kris have lots of great stuff in store for the Secret Garden

PES Memory Garden
PES Memory Garden

Starting the school garden club was one of the goals of the original group that organized the school garden so it is wonderful to see that it actually happened. I know the children must be enjoying it and learning a lot that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.

Welcome to The PES Memory Garden Squidoo Website

Please continue to scroll and enjoy reading about the Memory Garden, viewing photos, and accessing Sue Watt's wonderful Blog. Sue will be keeping us updated through her blog which is fed into this page.

Where is Pendleton Elementary School in Pendleton SC? - PES - Pendleton Elementary School

Pendleton Elementary School902 East Queen StreetPendleton, SC 29670Phone: 864-403-2500Fax: 864-646-8016Pendleton Elementary School Website

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Personalized Memorial Gift - Memorial Garden Stone
Personalized Memorial Gift - Memorial Garden Stone

I think it would be a good idea for the PES Garden Club to make or sell Personalized Stones for the garden. What do you think?

 

Memorial Garden Stones - Would you like to remember a loved one with a Garden Stone?

Just click the stone to purchase or to browse around Amazon.comI wonder if this would be something that could actually be made on site at the school by the art classes?

I am excited about the vision and future of PES's Memory Garden. We look forward to partnering with the parents, community, and high school to ensure that this Garden remain a productive place where kids can be exposed to South Carolina Standards and nature at its finest. The Garden is an instrumental piece of our Pendleton Community and I would urge you to call and set up a time to come and visit it our school.

— Pendleton Elementary School Principal, Adam D. Dymond

The Original Design for The Pendleton Elementary School Memory Garden - Design by Corey Watson and Gerald VanderMey

The original design has been altered over the years to incorporate ideas from Faculty and Students.The Children's Committee, along with the Plan/Design Committee (Gerald VanderMey, Chair), have worked with Brenda VanderMey of Clemson University's Landscapes for Learning on ideas for the design. Corey Watson, a parent volunteer and Landscape Designer took these ideas and developed the design. In recent years, Sue Watts has worked with students and faculty and the Memory Garden continues to move in a forward direction.The Pendleton Elementary School Memory Garden is still very much a "work in progress" but has come a long way from it's beginnings.

Groundbreaking Ceremony for The Pendleton Elementary School Memory Garden - Pendleton Elementary School in Pendleton SC - October 7, 2006

Pendleton Elementary School held a Groundbreaking Ceremony for it's Memory Garden on Saturday morning October 7, 2006. The garden is being developed to honor the memory of PES teachers, Brenda Baker and Deborah Peebles. An invocation by District 4 Superintendent, Dr. Gary Burgess, was followed by a welcome by PES principal, Kim Nicholson. After flag presentations by Boy Scout Troop 94 and music by the PES Chorus, Dr. Brenda VanderMey, of Clemson University presented an outline of the Landscapes for Learning criteria and explained how the garden would serve as an outdoor laboratory for students as well an ongoing project to foster community participation. Corey Watson and Gerald VanderMey displayed the design for the garden and Brenda VanderMey gave Principal Nicholson a book of original art by PES Students which illustrated their concepts for the Memory Garden. The Garden will be developed with the active participation of Clemson University and local volunteers, but students will be the primary focus in both design and maintenance.Faculty members shared personal recollections of Ms. Baker and Ms. Peebles, illustrating their exemplary creativity and devotion to both students and fellow teachers."They truly understood that students are the flowers and teachers are the gardeners", said Tracie Sweet, a first grade teacher at Pendleton Elementary.The family of Deborah Peebles broke ground on the project followed by closing recognitions and remarks by Nancy Hellams.The ceremony closed with a touching vocal rendition of "Remember Me" by faculty member, Bonita Young, as bubbles rose into the air of a beautiful early fall morning. This was a morning to REMEMBER !

Interview With Parent Volunteer, Sue Watts - Pendleton Elementary School Memory Garden - Pendleton South Carolina

Sue works extremely hard on the Memory Garden and enjoys teaching children about plant and animal life in Pendleton SC. I love her blog and hope you took time to visit it.

Lowe's Presents Check To Pendleton Elementary School Memory Garden - Press Release February 2009

Pendleton Elementary Receives Lowes GrantHerb Knox, representative of Lowes, presented a Toolbox for Education award in the amount of $3500 to Janice Lee, PTO coordinator; Gwen Massey, principal; and Sue Watts, parent and grant writer during a special ceremony at Pendleton Elementary School on Monday, February 16, 2009. The award will be utilized to improve and maintain the school's memory garden, begun in 2006 in memory of Mrs. Debra Peebles and Mrs. Brenda Baker, former beloved teachers of the school. Parents, faculty, students and community volunteers have united in an effort to make the garden a center of learning, performance, enjoyment and celebration for years to come.

This book looks interesting - for School Gardens

I haven't read this book but would be interested to know more about it. Click the link to purchase from Amazon or to browse Amazon for other items. Please note that this Squidoo Lens (scroll down web page) will earn a small percentage from any purchases made from Amazon by using this link. This money will be donated to Pendleton Elementary School Memory Garden

Setting Up and Running a School Garden: A Manual For Teachers, Parents and Communities
Setting Up and Running a School Garden: A Manual For Teachers, Parents and Communities

There are many books and materials available concerning how to create a School Garden and this one appears to contain the necessary information.

 

First Grade Color Garden - Pendleton Elementary School's Memory Garden

Each grade has an area of the Memory Garden that they are responsible for. The First Grade is responsible for the Color Garden with flowers in every color of the rainbow - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.

PES Memory Garden Adult Size Tee

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The profits from the sale of this shirt will be donated to the PES Memory Garden.

Would you like to help the Pendleton Elementary School Memory Garden?

Are you interested in donating to the Pendleton Elementary School Memory Garden? If so,Please mail your donation to:Pendleton Elementary School902 East Queen StreetPendleton SC 29670Please specify on your check that it is a donation for the Memory Garden. Thank you.

Human Sundial at Pendleton Elementary School's Memory Garden - Thomas Loar - Eagle Scout Project Boy Scout Troop 94

Thomas Loar is building a Human Sun Dial at the PES Memory Garden for his Eagle Scout Project. Thomas is a member of Boy Scout Troop 94 in Pendleton SC.

PES Memory Garden NEEDS list - Can you help? If so, please contact 646-9973 / carowatts@gmail.com

Some Items On Amazon for Use In A School Garden - Would these work, Ms.Sue?

If these items or any item is purchased through this lens from Amazon, the PES Memory Garden will receive a small referral fee. Are you planning on ordering anything from Amazon? If so, please consider ordering through this lens and help our garden. Thank you.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @Michey LM: Yes, Michey, I think they do have a lot of fun while learning.

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      Michey LM 4 years ago

      This is a great project - kids learn a lot doing it... and they have a lot of fun and a reason to be proud - priceless.

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Yet another wonderful project for Pendleton! A garden project is such a learning experience, and the memories it builds are priceless!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @Dianne Loomos: You are certainly right about learning a lot from a garden and the Pendleton Elementary School teachers have embraced this special garden.

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      Dianne Loomos 5 years ago

      We did not have a school garden when I was growing up. I lived in a rural community and everyone lived on farms or had gardens at home. Gardening is a very worthwhile experience for the children. So many lessons to be learned in planning, planting, and growing a garden. There's nothing like hands on experience, and the joy on the little girl's face holding the yard long beans is priceless! That says it all.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @Sylvestermouse: Love your tree story and these memories are so very important. I appreciate your taking the time to share this with us. Thank you.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @anonymous: This is great news. Thank you so much for caring!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The garden is such a special place for the children to learn more about nature. I do not have a child in school but would be more than happy to help with the upkeep...even take an assigned bed to care for. I will be working saturday until 1:30 but will come help the clean up process on sat 8-25 after that. What a beautiful gift to the children.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      There simply are not enough people who take the time to invest in something as wonderful as a memory garden for their school. I would have to look back, but I would be willing to bet I have already told you how to this day, I drive by my elementary school and see the tree we planted as students in the schools front yard. I believe I would have been 8 yrs. old then. Hard to believe that was over 40 years ago now and it seems like yesterday. A great memory indeed and a beautiful reminder of the people who made such a tremendous impact on my life. Blessed!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I really appreciate all the work that Sue Watt's has done not only in the garden but also on her blog. This garden can be such a valuable asset to our school and for our students.

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      BoyScoutPopcorn 5 years ago

      Thanks for inviting me to visit this site. This looks like an awesome place to visit and reflect on those who've served...

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      Yvonne L. B. 7 years ago from Covington, LA

      I'm back again. You've done so much since my last visit. I love strolling through the school garden, because it makes me remember the happy times when I was a school librarian and helped to establish a similar garden at our school. Great cause!

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      Susanna Duffy 7 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      What a beautiful way to learn, congratulations to Pendleton Elementary School

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      twistynoodle 7 years ago

      This is really inspiring. You might find www.twistynoodle.com useful. We have coloring pages and worksheets that you can customize and print. You can change the text to Memory Garden or your school name.

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      Mickie Goad 7 years ago

      Blessed this lens today! And I will feature it on my blog

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      norma-holt 7 years ago

      Blessed and featured on Sprinkled with Stardust and also on Lenses that Shine

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      PolyPak 7 years ago

      Great Memory Garden and great lens!

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      Tonie Cook 7 years ago from USA

      Excellent. Very well done. Sharing this with a friend.

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      davemin 7 years ago

      a wonderful lens, well done

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      ElizabethJeanAl 7 years ago

      Congratulations on LotD.

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      Diana Grant 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Congrats on your LOTD from London

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      DebMartin 7 years ago

      Thanks for a break from the snow here in N. Michigan. You've inspired me that Spring is coming. And you are an inspiration to so many with your great lens and your willingness to share so freely with others. Thanks OhMe!

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      norma-holt 7 years ago

      Nicely done lens and great cause. Congrats on LOTD, well deserved.Norma

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      AlisonMeacham 7 years ago

      A very well deserved LOTD!

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      GrowWear 7 years ago

      Congratulations for LOTD for Pendleton Elementary School Memory Garden! You rock with your sense of community, Nancy.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Congratulations on your LOTD. Your lenses are wonderful! Thank you for being such an inspiration.

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      Wonderful lens. Congratulations on your LOTD.

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      Dianne Loomos 7 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD for this most excellent lens!

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      kimmanleyort 7 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! I love the whole idea of school gardens and you have presented this one beautifully. That logo is awesome.

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      justholidays 7 years ago

      Congratulations on your LOTD!

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      Wednesday-Elf 7 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      The Memory Garden at the Pendleton Elementary School is such a lovely idea, besides being a learn-about-gardens experience for the students. Congratulations on this story receiving LOTD!

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      Mary Beth Granger 7 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Great lens! Pendleton is so lucky to have Ohme!

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      pkmcr 7 years ago from Cheshire UK

      Wonderful to see this excellent lens as LOTD! Congratulations

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      Heather Burns 7 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      congrats on LOTD!

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      KimGiancaterino 7 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD!

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      WaterMom 7 years ago

      I so enjoyed my time this morning reading this lens. What a wonderful idea for a school project. I can hear the enthusiasm and excitement about this garden through your words. Wonderful site. I recommend it highly.

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      happynutritionist 7 years ago

      Wonderful lens about something so special! Congrats on LOTD:-) ~claudia

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      Kiosks4business 7 years ago

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      ulla_hennig 7 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! And all the best for the project!

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      Spook LM 7 years ago

      Came back to congratulate you on LOTD. I know how much this will mean to you and well deserved.

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      lasertek lm 7 years ago

      Wonderful project! Hope my old school would organize something like this to honor the faculty, staff, and students who have spent years in the campus. Congrats on becoming the LOTD! 5*

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      enslavedbyfaeries 7 years ago

      This is fantastic! Congratulations on your much deserved LOTD.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Congrats on LotD! Very deserving! I'm liking that 100 badge up top!

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      Faye Rutledge 7 years ago from Concord VA

      A beautiful lens! Congratulations on LotD!!

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      JHFSEO 7 years ago

      Great lens and congrats on lens of the day!This is an excellent project, and it's great to see the kids get involved with their school.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Congrats on a well deserved LOTD!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Way to go Ms. Watts! You deserve this and much more for all the hard work you have put into the Memory Garden! It truly is a blessing to Pendleton Elementary School. I love having a window view overlooking the garden, especially as Spring approaches!Thanks for all you do!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      The garden is taking on a new life. As the plants begin to emerge and the flowers are beginning to blooms, the children are becoming involved as well. The question, "How does your garden grow?" is answered by the wonderful garden angel that comes everyday to check in it. Can you guess who that is? Thanks so much Sue for keeping us all connected to the most powerful component of life....mother earth. You are AWESOME with a natural green thumb! Many thanks!!!!!

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      SpellOutloud 7 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD! I love how much you support your town and the Pendleton Elementary School Memory Garden.

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      eclecticeducati1 7 years ago

      Congratulations on your LotD!!! As soon as I saw the title, I knew whose lens it was! :) Really neat idea and I love the lens.

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      puzzlerpaige 7 years ago

      How neat Ohme! Congrats on a well deserved LOTD.

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      Virginia Allain 7 years ago from Central Florida

      Very thorough! I learned quite a bit about the Memory Garden. Other schools might want to try this.

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      Kiwisoutback 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Congratulations on LOTD! We never had a school garden, but it sounds like a great idea. Another hit in the Pendelton series!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      Totally Awesome! Congratulations on LOTD!!!!! You already know I love this lens :)

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      Joan4 7 years ago

      Yipppppppppppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! Congratulations on Lens of the Day!!!

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      Heidi 7 years ago from Benson, IL

      I love the idea! Awesome that you can involve the students in the memory garden; this way they can feel like it's "theirs" instead of just something the groundskeeper did. Congrats on a well-deserved LOTD. Kudos to you and keep up the good work. :)

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Congratulations on LOTD!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Nancy, what a wonderful idea by the school and a beautiful spotlight by you of this beautiful garden! Most deserving of LOTD! - Squidhugs, Kathy

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      purplelady 7 years ago

      Just noticed the link to this lens while on Facebook. So glad I did; the garden is beautiful but it is the intergenerational nature of the project that pleases me. You are involved with a very worthwhile cause. 5 garden additions for this lens. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit through it.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I love reading Sue Watt's Blog about the Memory Garden at Pendleton Elementary School in Pendleton SC. Her photos are so wonderful as well as her descriptive of what is happening at the garden. Pendleton Elementary is so fortunate to have her expertise.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      We have had a lot of rain this winter, which will provide a great start to the garden when everything begins to bloom. As the weather begins to warm-up, we will be planning workdays to allow everyone a chance to get dirty and plant shrubs to provide cover for the bird population that we hope to attract. A very special thanks to all of our support that makes our garden a success. We could not do it without you. You are AWESOME!

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      pkmcr 7 years ago from Cheshire UK

      What a wonderful and inspirational lens! Nancy every time I read one of your lenses I come away feeling inspired - Thank You for being the awesome lensmaster that you are!

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      Yvonne L. B. 7 years ago from Covington, LA

      Just wonderful! We had a similar school nature center when I was a librarian. Great job and a great project. I am featuring this lens on the Naturally Native Squids Headquarters. Don't forget to come add it to a plexo, too.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      To Our PES Students,Are you clicking on the map to see the countries and numbers of visitors? Here is the latest count:United States (US)151China (CN)42United Kingdom (GB)12India (IN)4Canada (CA)3Italy (IT)2Tunisia (TN)2Philippines (PH)2Australia (AU)2Netherlands (NL)1Ireland (IE)1Thailand (TH)1South Africa (ZA)1

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      Lisa 7 years ago from Rhode Island

      this was an absolutely wonderful Idea for a lens and it sure is a wonderful one! thank you .great lens.

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      Samantha Devereux 8 years ago from Columbia Mo

      Fantastic Lens!

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      Wonderful lens! I did not do very well on your quiz. Blessed this lens!

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Another great lens!

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      I-luv-Freebies 8 years ago

      How great is this?! What a wonderful way to bring children together and teach them how important things are in life! What a great way to teach them the importance of 'cause and effect' as well, as they watch their masterpieces grow!! This is so great! It is wonderful to see what is happening in other states, and the impact certain people have on other lives... great job! :) 5*

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      Dianne Loomos 8 years ago

      What a wonderful community project. It is great to see people of all ages working together. Blessed!

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 8 years ago from Templeton, CA

      I think think school gardens of any kind are a wonderful way to beautify a campus, give students students some exciting hands-on science lessons, build enthusiasm, get students exercising, and help develop teamwork and school pride. I'm sure the teachers in whose memory it's being created would be very pleased.

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      WindyWintersHubs 8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      What wonderful community spirit and a wonderful memory garden!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      Awesome lens! If I were an angel I would bless it.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @Ramkitten2000: Thank you all for your visits and comments.

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      Deb Kingsbury 8 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      What a wonderful project!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Reminder to the PES STUDENTS - Are you watching our Cluster Map grow? Click the map to see where our visitors are from. Today the map reads:United States (US)70United Kingdom (GB)5China (CN)2Ireland (IE)1Netherlands (NL)1Italy (IT)1South Africa (ZA)1Thailand (TH)1Isn't this amazing? Find these countries on the map.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      So glad that each of you have found joy in sharing our garden. We continue to grow each and every day. The rain has been plentiful, and we are ready to add our benches, a pond and some winter planting to embrace a new year which is just around the corner. Continue to check in with us and see what the children are learning in our garden as we reflect on where we have been, where we are going, and what we learn along the way.

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      nickupton lm 8 years ago

      Good luck with the garden. I hope that you can find room for a bird feeder to help our feathered friends and encourage the kids to be bird lovers.

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 8 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Pendleton does seem like a wonderful place! This Elementary School Memory Garden is superb - love it! Our local high school made a memorial garden, bit less joyful though because it's in memory of those high school students who were in fatal car accidents. Still, its becoming quite a beautiful and peaceful place.

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      frances lm 8 years ago

      Completely agree with GrowWear. I love your Pendleton lenses. And the Memorial Garden seems very special.

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      Spook LM 8 years ago

      For all the children to add to the map. I lived in Zimbabwe, so please add that. I also lived in South Africa, so please add that as well. Now I live in Ireland, so please add that. My, all those far away places that you have touched with this lens and thanks to Nancy. Blessed by an Angel.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Many thanks to everyone that has helped Pendleton Elementary develop their Memory Garden over the past 4 years. Our garden has grown right along with our students. Each grade level has a garden that they are responsible for growing and taking care of as it relates to their grade level curriculum. We have even had a meal or two from the large abundance of vegetables that we harvested from our Native American seeds. Thank you for visiting the Memory Garden website at Pendleton Elementary, join us again soon to see what growing!

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      Laniann 8 years ago

      What a wonderful way to teach children and share with all the adults that are helping. The people of Pendleton have created a great community.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 8 years ago from United States

      What a beautiful memorial! Awesome!!!

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      Every time I read about your community I love it! You guys are blessed to live in a place with such wonderful people including you guys of course!

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      Kiwisoutback 8 years ago from Massachusetts

      I think I know more about Pendleton than my own hometown! Nice work!

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      Kate Loving Shenk 8 years ago from Lancaster PA

      Beautiful Local Lens!! And a wonderful idea!!####blessed####

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      What a lovely Memory Garden! It is really cool that Lowe's gave them some support. Spreading my wings for an Angel blessing.

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      Brookelorren LM 8 years ago

      The garden is beautiful. Good job presenting it.

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      GrowWear 8 years ago

      Love your reports of Pendleton Happenings. The memory garden is a beautiful idea. Angel Blessed!

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 8 years ago

      This lens brought back a huge number of memories for me, too. I was just thinking about the old school building this week and I didn't know you were writing this lens. My memory starts with the long hallway and its wooden floor...I can still smell the wax and see our janitor as he cleaned the floors...I can hear the echo of my steps on the wooden floor as I walked. It was always cool in that hall, even on the hottest days. Good memories! Thanks!

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      Andy 8 years ago from London, England

      This looks and sounds like a very good idea. Lots of fun for the kids too.

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      Joan4 8 years ago

      The Pendleton Elementary School Memory Garden is a great idea -- and it teaches children about honoring the contributions of those who help them along the way, too. It's a good lesson in living a life of purpose.