Friends School of Minnesota Blog

A Quaker school blog about progressive education.

Friends of Horton Park – Spring Cleanup, May 3rd

The Friends of Horton Park will be cleaning up the native wildflower gardens at Horton Park on Saturday May 3rd, from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. They welcome teachers, staff, families, and students from the Friends School of Minnesota to help out! Horton Park is located in St. Paul at the corner of Hamline and Englewood Avenues. Tasks will include raking leaves, clipping plants from last year, some light weeding, and possibly the installation.. Read More

From Vandalism to Public Art: A Middle School Mural Project

One spring day, a year and a half ago, I was across the street from Friends School of Minnesota in Horton Park on recess duty with our 5th and 6th graders. Horton Park is a square-block city park in the Midway neighborhood of St. Paul. It is a mini-arboretum with an open field, native gardens, and some cement picnic tables that are bordered by a cement wall that ranges from.. Read More

Arbor Day Tree Planting

We are the Middle School Student Council Environment Committee.  The Environment Committee got started because all of us wanted to see more trees be planted at Horton Park, across the street from our school.  We’d seen many be cut down because of disease this year.