Real Stories
  • 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.


    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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  • Monday, July 20, 2015 | Filed under

    When Northrop Grumman partnered with REAL School Gardens, it seemed like a straightforward corporate social responsibility effort. 

    Tom Reese, who works with the Corporate Citizenship Team, said “Northrop Grumman supports STEM education, the environment, and giving back to the community, so a partnership with REAL School Gardens made perfect sense.” Little did he know they were about to create a lean, mean, gardening machine. 

     In addition to sponsoring a volunteer day where 30 employees enhanced an existing school garden by adding a weather station and cleaning up the vegetable beds, Northrop Grumman also hosted REAL School Gardens for an employee ...

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  • Wednesday, July 8, 2015 | Filed under

    100 garden-based educators and school food activists gathered in Broccoli, I mean Berkeley, CA, to learn about The Edible Schoolyard Project. Each day we collaborated in small cohorts to experience 3 different components of the program...Garden Classroom, Kitchen Classroom, and Administration. The founder, Alice Waters said, "Food is an academic subject." Some of the pictures and reflections below prove that planting and preparing food is not only an academic subject but it is also a life skill that is fundamental to building healthy habits both personally and collectively as a school community.

    You can see images from the training session here....

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