Not only do Urban Agriculture and Farm To Table Cooking teach skills needed by every human….we have fun watching the wildlife, too! Our school is very fortunate to have herb gardens, vegetable gardens, fruit trees, native trees, a Monarch Heroes’ Garden, native wildflowers, a Hummingbird Highway, and a Diversity Rose Garden! We have gardens that support pollinators as well as our students and their families. We also care for chickens during the school year. Our families may sign up to care for the hens on weekends and holidays. The eggs are sold at our Farmer’s Markets and in the Main Office.
The garden beds in front of the Pin Oak were devastated by the freeze in 2020. Our students learned and showed resilience in action by replacing the Indian Hawthorn shrubs with mostly native plants. From Bluebonnets to American Basket Flowers, we are excited to see what each season brings to Pin Oak Middle School!
You can find our Pin Oak Middle School Biodiversity Project on www.iNaturalist.org. The APP is free for your smartphone and has a companion APP, iSeek, for Under 13-year-olds. We encourage everyone to come to our school grounds and start uploading photos of all plants, insects, and wildlife! Our goal is to have at least 1000 observations by the end of this school year!
We have 273 observations as of July 14th, 2022.
You can identify your neighborhood and start your own project, too!
Pin Oak Middle School has been accepted into the ’22-’23 Student Climate Resilience Ambassadors program through the National Wildlife Federation.
With this program, Pin Oak Middle School has been awarded $3,000 to install a Rain Garden. It was designated for high schools, but with our SUCCESSES it was opened to Pin oak!
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Angela Roth
I am honored to teach Urban Agriculture and Farm to Table Cooking at Pin Oak Middle School in Bellaire, Texas, USA.
I have traveled extensively and hope to do so again. I hope to share my appreciation for our community and our school gardens with my students, both by distance learning and in person!