A Partner in Out Teach
The learning garden is the first Out Teach, formerly REAL School Gardens, endeavor in Virginia. Out Teach is a national nonprofit that builds learning gardens in elementary schools as a tool to improve student engagement and academic achievement. Out Teach engaged in a collaborative design process with parents, students, and Maury staff to tailor the space to the school’s unique needs and hosted a community volunteer day where more than 150 teachers, students, parents, and community members — including LandDesign staff — gathered to turn the garden’s vision into reality. Out Teach is now a collaborative partner of LandDesign’s, with staff participating in volunteer days annually.