STEAM Gardening

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Welcome to the Machan Garden! This year will be the second year, that Machan School has a garden teacher and I am very excited to teach 2nd through 5th grade in this outdoor classroom.  I am originally from Germany, where I got my masters degree in biology. In 1993 my husband and I moved to America and in 2008 to Arizona. Our 3 children attend(ed) schools in the Scottsdale Unified School District, where I started, maintained and taught in 3 school gardens. 
I believe it is very important for children to spend time outside in nature to explore, learn and have fun. 

Our garden classes will take place once a week in either your child's classroom or outside in our Machan Garden.

If you are interested in learning about gardening and helping with weeding, planting etc., while getting to chat and have fun with friends, please contact me for garden volunteer times.

To contact me please go to the 'Contact Me' page, or send me an e-mail: