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Roots Foundation starts work in WNC

August 23rd, 2016

In recent years, the College and Verner collaborated with theNorth Carolina Outward Bound School and The Roots Foundation on a project called “Verner Experiential Gardens.” The gardens provide Verner with an outdoor classroom where children explore and engage in self-directed learning. It also helps them connect to the source of their food, leading them to healthy eating habits, according to Justin Holt of The Roots Foundation.

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New Warren Wilson students make big impact in Buncombe County

August 22nd, 2016

In recent years, the College and Verner collaborated with theNorth Carolina Outward Bound School and The Roots Foundation on a project called “Verner Experiential Gardens.” The gardens provide Verner with an outdoor classroom where children explore and engage in self-directed learning. It also helps them connect to the source of their food, leading them to healthy eating habits, according to Justin Holt of The Roots Foundation.

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First-year students participate in Service Day at Warren Wilson

August 19th, 2016

The Roots Foundation wants to make sure everyone has the opportunity to play in the mud. Just in time for the school year to begin, the new nonprofit was preparing the grounds and setting up outdoor learning space at Vance Elementary School.

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Elementary school turns schoolyard into ‘learning laboratory’

August 17th, 2016

Vance Elementary’s schoolyard is turning into a learning laboratory thanks to a new non-profit.

The Roots Foundation has been working with Vance Elementary for more than a year to create an interactive learning environment beyond school walls.

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Spotlight On: Roots Foundation

March, 2016

A packet of seeds can lead one on a magical journey, especially for children discovering the joys of gardening for the first time. Imagine their surprise upon seeing tiny green shoots push up from the soil that blossom into flowers and vegetables with fascinating names such as nasturtiums, periwinkles, arugula, and leeks.

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