For many children growing up in urban communities, connecting with nature means looking out a window. They’re missing out on what research tells us -- that active, outdoor learning can help them be smarter, happier and healthier.
Introducing communities to REAL School Gardens requires our continued hard work, but we’re proud of the profound differences we’re seeing in children’s lives. They’re learning science and math and everything else. They’re feeding their families and neighbors with vegetables they planted. They’re growing into more environmentally conscious citizens.
Most of all, their enthusiastic response to outdoor learning is transforming the way teachers teach. Entire communities are taking notice, getting involved.
* Master gardeners, neighbors and others come to celebrate a new garden installation and continue to volunteer throughout the year.
* Youth engaged in service learning ensure stewardship of the gardens throughout the summer. Click here to read how.