remembering suzy

It is with profound admiration and gratitude that we remember Suzy Peacock and all she did to enrich the lives of children. She dreamed of "building community around a child" through a connection to nature: the school garden. Thanks to her vision and tireless dedication, this school year over 41,000 children and more than 2,600 educators in North Texas will  have access to the unique learning experiences afforded by their school gardens. Suzy's legacy deserves our celebration.

Suzy's groundbreaking vision was based on the belief that the best way to embed learning into life was to experience it outdoors. One school at a time, Suzy, along with a devoted REAL School Gardens team, worked together with teachers, parents and partners to create learning gardens that raise hope, spark imaginations and connect children to nature.

This year we'll grow to 81 outdoor classrooms within five school districts in North Texas and touch thousands of lives. If she were here now, Suzy would ask each of us to listen to the quiet, to hold hands and walk in the same direction to continue the mission of REAL School Gardens.

We will, Suzy. Your spirit and example will be in our hearts, always.

If you would like to make a donation in remembrance of Suzy, please visit our Donate page and select "Gift Donation" within the initial drop down list.