To ensure that each garden meets the school's needs, REAL School Gardens convenes parents, teachers, staff, community members, and the students themselves to help design the space. Our Landscape Architect oversees the process and provides expert advice on which sorts of structures and plants to use. The plan below is an initial concept created to show future partners Ketcham's full potential.
To help nurture the long-term well-being of Ketcham’s students, Principal Riddlesprigger is seeking programs to improve education, health, and economic outcomes. She chose to partner with REAL School Gardens because she wants children to enjoy coming to school, and to receive engaging hands-on instruction in STEM subjects. Principal Riddlesprigger's goal is to give children a rock-solid foundation in Science and Math, putting them on the path to success in higher grades and promising careers. This early investment, reaching kids as young as 3 years old, will not only change the trajectory of their lives, but will improve the well-being of the whole community.
When you partner with REAL School Gardens and a deserving school like Ketcham, our experienced project managers will be with you every step of the way to oversee our "Big Dig" garden-building day -- fulfilling, turn-key community building and volunteering events for up to 120 employees and community volunteers. Feel free to contact some of our satisfied partners to
talk with them about their REAL School Gardens experience.
At a Big Dig, managers and employees work side by side with their colleagues as well as the teachers and students who will benefit from your generosity. Every event has both morning and afternoon speaking opportunities for executives to address the crowd, and we'll work hand in hand with your team to garner press coverage. We can also hire a professional photographer and videographer, and create event t-shirts to give the day a unified look and feel.