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!