"I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. - John 15:5

Workshops & Seminars




Vermicomposting Workshops & Seminars


Vermicomposting Workshops - Classroom workshops designed to meet your needs.
Interactive workshops designed to get students excited about the study of worms. Students have fun learning how to setup and maintain a Vermicomposter. Explore the basics of worm biology and other environmental issues. Students can take home their own mini-vermicomposter.

Vermicomposting Demonstration
A fun and comprehensive demonstration showing all the basics of vermicomposting:

  • Set-up
  • Feeding your worm bin
  • The harvest
  • Maintenance
  • Worm biology








Shields Publications



The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids


Today is the day to play tricks and practical jokes on people—if they fall for…The newest edition of Almanac for Kids is out! Tell your parents…


What’s That Bug?


 Site that will help identify household insects.


The Edible Schoolyard

The brainchild of Alice Water’s, this youth education program teaches children all about food, from field to table.


Kids Gardening

Kids Gardening is a resource for teachers, parents and the community with information on grants for youth gardens, curriculum, activities, and tips for parents.


School Garden Wizard

Offers resources and a step-by-step template for teachers interested in starting a school garden.


Online Gardening Information

The Dirt Doctor - Howard Garrett

Information on organic gardening in Texas, including pictures, an interactive forum, books for sale, and links to organic gardening sources near you.


Green Corn Project

The Green Corn Project educates and assists Central Texans in growing organic food gardens at homes, schools, and community centers.


Texas A&M University Plant Answers

Plant Answers is a searchable database of information on plants, from vegetables to roses.


Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association

Information on organic gardening & sustainable farming in Texas.


Texas Parks and Wildlife

Information on native and naturalized plants used for landscape restoration, erosion control, and wildlife use.


Kids Guide To Planting A Flower Garden



Home Gardening Guide for Your Family