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  • Thursday, May 12, 2016 | Filed under


    REAL School Gardens creates learning gardens that grow successful students. To achieve this, we do two things -- build learning gardens in low-income schools, and train teachers everywhere to use gardens for academic instruction. We have recently created an aggressive, 5-year growth strategy that will expand our impact well beyond our current locations in Texas and the Mid-Atlantic and are working to grow our team and offerings accordingly.

    Position Overview

    REAL School Gardens is seeking a new Manager of School Partnerships for the Mid-Atlantic Region. This position is instrumental in growing the number of school partnerships in the Mid-Atlantic region ...

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  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016 | Filed under

    This past November, REAL School Gardens partnered with Sprouts Farmers Market to build our 100th learning garden in the Dallas Ft. Worth area at Jerry Junkins Elementary School. 

    Thanks to their generosity and the hard work of 289 volunteers, we moved 23 tons of soil, mulch and sand; planted 73 plants and trees; paved 750 sq. feet of walkway; and built 50 feet of fencing, several raised veggie beds. Oh, and check out the train and the vegetable market from the Big Dig photos

    It’s custom features like these that bring the kids and the whole community joy when ...

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  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016 | Filed under

    REAL School Gardens is excited to announce that we will be partnering with Acumen Solutions Concert4aCausefor their first annual Concert for a Cause, with proceeds benefiting REAL School Gardens. Please join us on Sunday, July 17, 2016 for this family-friendly concert featuring four talented acts, providing an afternoon and evening of incredible music, along with delicious local food, beverages, and entertainment. This inaugural event will unite music lovers of all kinds to raise much-needed funds and awareness for REAL School Gardens and 12 additional local area nonprofits. For every ticket purchased, 100% of the proceeds will go directly towards ...

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  • Tuesday, February 16, 2016 | Filed under

    About REAL School Gardens

    REAL School Gardens creates learning gardens that grow successful students. To achieve this, we do two things -- build learning gardens in low-income schools, and train teachers everywhere to use gardens for academic instruction. We have recently created an aggressive, 5-year growth strategy that will expand our impact well beyond our current locations in Texas and the Mid-Atlantic and are working to grow our team and offerings accordingly.

    Position Overview
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    REAL School Gardens is seeking a new Instructional Coach for the Texas Region. For this position, you’ll regularly travel around the region to ...

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  • Friday, January 29, 2016 | Filed under

    About REAL School Gardens

    REAL School Gardens creates learning gardens that grow successful students.  To achieve this, we do two things -- build learning gardens in low-income schools, and train teachers everywhere to use gardens for academic instruction.  We have recently created an aggressive, 5-year growth strategy that will expand our impact well beyond our current locations in Texas and the Mid-Atlantic and are working to grow our team and offerings accordingly.

    Position Overview
    (Printable PDF here)

    REAL School Gardens is seeking a new Manager of School Partnerships for the Texas Region. This position is instrumental in growing the number ...

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  • Wednesday, December 9, 2015 | Filed under

    -----------  DUE TO WEATHER-RELATED CLOSINGS ON THE EAST COAST, WE HAVE EXTENDED THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR SCHOOLS IN THE MID-ATLANTIC UNTIL MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH -------------------------------

    It's time for schools to apply for a Build/Train partnership with REAL School Gardens!   This partnership will match a school with a funding partner, guide the community through the design and creation of a REAL school garden, and then provide three years of teacher training to help teachers use the garden to boost academic instruction.

    If you're a low-income elementary school within driving distance of our Washington, D.C. or Ft. Worth, TX offices, apply ...

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  • Tuesday, December 1, 2015 | Filed under

    Manager, Garden Design and Build

    REAL School Gardens is currently seeking an experienced professional to join the Mid-Atlantic team as we continue to grow in the region. This position reports to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director.

    At REAL School Gardens, we create learning gardens that grow successful students. We unite the communities around low-income schools to design, plan, prep and then build a rich outdoor classroom and learning garden during a satisfying one-day event.

    1/3 gardener, 1/3 choreographer, 1/3 teacher

    We’re looking for someone who has experience in landscape and garden design and who cares passionately about improving elementary education, and ...

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  • Wednesday, September 9, 2015 | Filed under

    As REAL School Gardens expands its garden-building and teacher-training mission nationally, it has added two key positions.  

    April Martin has been named Mid-Atlantic Regional Director and Leigh Cleaver is the Director, Strategic Partnerships.  Two years ago, REAL School Gardens relocated its headquarters to Washington D.C. as part of national expansion, and now serves the Mid-Atlantic Region in addition to Texas.

    Before joining REAL School Gardens, April served as the Director for Washington Youth Garden, where she managed the fundraising and development operations.  While working for Living Classrooms, April managed multiple environmental education programs that provided hands-on educational services to over ...

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  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | Filed under

    REAL School Gardens is pleased to announce that we've been selected to participate in a contest to win pop-up "wall" display from National Trade Show Displays.

    This particular type of display would be an incredible boon to our organization, because so much of what we do focuses on how our learning gardens transform the educational environment.  When children step out of their classrooms and into one of our learning gardens, they're more interested in their lessons, more excited to learn and discover, more pleasant to their teachers and peers.  It's an exciting transformation to witness.

    However, most of the ...

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  • Wednesday, July 22, 2015 | Filed under

    We just met the lovely folks at The Education Facilities Clearinghouse out of George Washington University, who have lots of resources principals and school district administrators can turn to when thinking about how to improve school facilities.  If you're looking to renovate or expand your school, this should be your first stop for best practices.  http://www.efc.gwu.edu/

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    The development of safe, high-quality educational facilities is a critical element of success in meeting the social and academic needs of students at all levels, pre-K through higher education. The Education Facilities Clearinghouse (EFC) is dedicated to improving the places where students learn. ...

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