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

Via Yesica Pineda
on May 26, 2009
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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

Yesica Pineda is a time and space traveler, viajera del tiempo y el espacio. Yeye is a musician, yogini, and writer, who thinks of herself as stardust creating the Universe, and loves the feeling of positive vibrations. She is the founder of the multilingual portal for the encounter of the worlds, Namaste La Onda Natural. You can also read her work at Destino Magazines®, Baja.com®, BajaTraveler2016®, and follow her column here at Elephant Journal. She is a social media lover, and as the lead producer of Namaste Conscious MultiMedia, Yeye produces Yoga Videos in Spanish for www.Gaia.com and leads live power yoga & music events at 101 Namaste SJ art district®, and every full moon you can enjoy live music, friends, and nature by the Sea of Cortez at El Ganzo in Los Cabos, where she and her husband Justin Miller present Full Moon Yoga with Planetary Moods. She is a Vipassana Meditator. Born and educated in Mexico City, she has fully lived and continue studying in Los Angeles, CA; Boulder, Colorado; and Los Cabos, Mexico. Countries she has travelled include USA, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Spain, Holland, Turkey, and New Zealand, and beautiful Islands such as Hawaii and Puerto Rico. She is a traveller of the worlds. She lives with her family and two dogs somewhere in the Universe. She believes in Love. To follow her Planetary Moods you can hear in Soundcloud at WaterWalkers or Yeyeorganicpop. Or, visit her website.


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