7th Annual Garden Tour on Mapleton Hill: Where the world meets in the heart of Boulder

Via on May 26, 2009


7th Annual Garden Tour on Mapleton Hill: Where the world meets in the heart of Boulder

In Boulder, on April 23rd, 60 fourth grade students walked from Whittier Elementary to Goose Creek to collect water. Then they walked back to school. Each student carried one gallon of water and watered the school trees. In addition to educating themselves about what some people have to do every day in different parts of the world just to get water, they educated their community about it as well and raised over $900. A great success, I would ad, especially after finding out $750 is more than enough to bring safe water, toilets and hygiene education to 10 people for life!

Whittier International is school is one of the 2,634 schools in 135 countries that educates our children of the world with The International Baccalaureate (IB) program. They are “motivated by a mission to create a better world through education, promote intercultural understanding and respect, not as an alternative to a sense of cultural and national identity, but as an essential part of life in the 21st century. With their program they encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.”

In Boulder, Community members describe Whittier as a “school with heart” and agree that that they provide tremendous advantages for students, helping them to become “citizens of the world.”


Fortunately for us, this Saturday, June 6, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. the Whittier International School presents another awesome program and invites us all to launch into the planting season, touring select gardens in historic Boulder neighborhoods.

Ten all new private gardens will open. Landscapes are nicely varied and created by prominent landscapers and home gardeners alike. Proceeds benefit Boulder’s Whittier International School, a public elementary in the heart of downtown, and tickets are only 10 dollars! There will be food, music and the awesome sensation that community gives; with the power of unity anything is possible.

See you there!



About Yesica Pineda

My name is Yésica Pineda-Moreno, though some people call me Yeye. I was born and raised in Mexico City. My mom and dad are wonderful people who raised me to believe that loving-kindness, peace of body, mind and soul ~ real happiness ~ are the only worthwhile goals in life, the rest is just history. At the age of 20, I was chosen a Mexican Musical Talent (Valores Juveniles = American Idol) between thousands of young people in the country. Such opportunity gave me the chance to travel to The United States and meet incredible famous people from whom I've learned plenty about the hard work involved in the public life and the challenges it represents to our spiritual growth. I recorded my solo album with 10 time’s Grammy winner engineer Rafa Sardina rafasardina.com, and the talented songwriter Rafa Esparza-Ruiz. You can find it in any digital store by searching "Yeye Organic Pop". When I thought there was nothing else to be achieved, I found Yoga, or Yoga found me. In 2000, I started training with Bryan Kest and educated myself in his school of Power Yoga, which eventually led me to the practice of Vipassana meditation with teacher S.N.Goenka dhamma.org, training which I consider my foundation. For more information about my Yoga Practice visit yogichocolate.com My current music project is called Planetary Moods ~ Pop Sanskrit and the exploration of different frequencies resonance. You can hear my music on on myspace Listen at our website Planetary Moods.


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2 Responses to “7th Annual Garden Tour on Mapleton Hill: Where the world meets in the heart of Boulder”

  1. Kate Watson says:

    Oh those Boulder kiddos are a great bunch… I will see you at the Garden tour! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Jane says:

    What a lovely event for a great school! Thanks for the article. I'm looking forward to seeing the gardens. Jane

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