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MsParker
Jun 26, 2017 1:00 PM CST
I am wondering if you still have the Wonders of Aloe curriculum. I will be teaching Science this fall and this looks like a wonderful activity/teaching guide to use.
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plantmanager
Jun 26, 2017 1:03 PM CST
Welcome to NGA! I'm not sure but @dave will be able to tell you.
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tx_flower_child
Jun 26, 2017 1:06 PM CST
Try looking here: https://garden.org/learn/artic...

What I did was pull down the link to the Learning Library and then did a search on 'aloe'. I didn't go further than that.
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dave
Jun 26, 2017 1:14 PM CST

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NGA published that as a 12 page booklet, back in 1998, and as far as I know, there are no copies still in existence.

If you ever find it, I'd be grateful to be able to get a copy of it for our records, and perhaps to get it back into publication. (We're going through this process with all our old books, magazines and curricula from the past decades.)
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greene
Jun 26, 2017 4:21 PM CST
@dave,
Does this relate to the booklet in question?
http://moatampa.com/aloeinstit...

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plantmanager
Jun 26, 2017 4:24 PM CST
It looks like there is a pdf of it. Good sleuthing, Greene! I looked a bit, and didn't find that.
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greene
Jun 26, 2017 4:40 PM CST
plantmanager said:Good sleuthing


I actually found it back in February. I just have a memory like an old, grey, wrinkled elephant. Rolling on the floor laughing
https://garden.org/thread/view...

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plantmanager
Jun 26, 2017 4:43 PM CST
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dave
Jun 26, 2017 7:53 PM CST

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That PDF is only page 1. The full pamplet it unavailable as far as I know.
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tx_flower_child
Jun 26, 2017 9:07 PM CST
I'll see if the Aloe Institute has anything on Facebook since they indicated that they have a presence there.

For the record, I beg to differ with "10 Reasons Aloe Will Grow On You". At the top of the list is
"1. You Can’t Kill It". Well, if you leave it outside, unprotected, during a very harsh winter, you too can murder an aloe. I speak from experience.

On the other hand, I have a little baby aloe vera that is laying on top of the soil in a small pot. It's in my kitchen so I do remember to water it once in awhile. I keep promising it that I really will pot it up. But it's just so fascinating to see that it keeps growing. Slowly, but still growing.
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dave
Jun 27, 2017 9:10 AM CST

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I will give 100 acorns to anyone who can get me a full PDF of the entire document.
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tx_flower_child
Jun 27, 2017 9:34 AM CST
Alrighty then @dave. I accept the challenge. Too bad I've wasted a lot of time this morning using my 'hunting and pecking' method of typing. And have an appointment this afternoon.

Just curious. If I should stumble upon an exceptional alternative lesson plan, would the offer still stand? (just kidding.)
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Baja_Costero
Jun 27, 2017 10:28 AM CST
For the curious, here is some introductory text (but not the booklet you're looking for).

The Aloes Database
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dave
Jun 27, 2017 11:11 AM CST

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tx_flower_child said:Just curious. If I should stumble upon an exceptional alternative lesson plan, would the offer still stand? (just kidding.)


You said you were joking about that, but I do want to clarify that I'm looking for the actual document that was created by NGA. My intention is to bring it back into publication in the future, for the benefit of future visitors to the site.
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tx_flower_child
Jun 28, 2017 6:32 AM CST
@dave - so you know, I was just kidding. I've left messages thru email, voice mail and Facebook. No reply yet. For all I know, could be all of these methods are all out of date. Will keep you informed.

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