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FedEx Delivers For Kids And The Environment

Sarah Geer is Director of Foundation and Individual Relations, REAL School Gardens

On April 27, more than 100 FedEx volunteers completed a very special same-day delivery: they created a sustainable learning garden in the span of one day.

For the 612 students at Dr. Barbara Jordan Elementary in Dallas, this garden will help them connect with their lessons – and the environment – in a new and meaningful way. FedEx volunteers applied their expertise in efficiency to make quick work of numerous projects, including: tilling the ground, depositing wheelbarrow after wheelbarrow of soil in garden beds, erecting a grape arbor, installing a 200-gallon rain barrel and planting 6 trees and 150 square feet of perennial bed space with diverse native and well-adapted plant species.

During the opening ceremony, Dallas Independent School District trustee Carla Ranger reminded us of the esteemed Dr. Barbara Jordan’s own words:

The world is not a playground but a schoolroom.

Read the rest of Sarah's blog over here.

Watch FedEx volunteers in action in the great video below!

 

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