Outdoor Educational Wonderlands
"The rock doesn’t know what happens to the ripples in the pond" J.P. Lynde
Our motto: Design, Build, Educate & Grow
Our mission: No Child Left Indoors!
Our mandate: All Abilities Included
Who We Are
We are women on a mission! Passionate designers, educators and builders - using every tool in our belt to affect change.
Who We Service
Schools, special needs organizations, community centers, senior care facilities, rehabilitation centers and private homes.
Design & Build
We build Outdoor Educational Wonderlands including: gardens, greenhouses, green roofs & walls, fitness forts, educational playgrounds, chicken coops, observatories and so much more.
We use 'universal design' to create environments inclusive of all abilities that are vibrant, engaging, fun, therapeutic, healthy and educational.
Educate & Grow
A traditional build company will leave you with only a structure. To maximize impact we pair our structures with professional development, lesson plans, garden plans and student workshops.
We use garden-based learning techniques to teach the Common Core standards (STEM, social studies, language, arts) and broader concepts like understanding our food sources, healthy eating, environmental stewardship and preparation for jobs in the new green economy.
No Green Space?
We work in classrooms, vacant lots, school parking lots, rooftops and in nearby community gardens. Experience has taught us to be crafty. Let us help you find a solution.
Three steps to transform your space into an Outdoor Educational Wonderland
(Similar steps apply to all client types)
Set up an on-site visit with Ilona to:
discuss your goals
evaluate areas of desired impact (math, health, behavior, art)
assess the space & take measurements
Analyze DOE, DOB and other requirements
Pick from our imaginative list of wonderland possibilities including structures and workshops. Or dream up your own idea and let us build it!
We will process your wishlist into a rendered design consisting of various components.
Optional to build all at once or to stagger in phases
Step 1: Design
Interactive Musical Instruments
Step 2: Build
We are fully insured, licensed & bonded contractors
NOTE: If you wish to prepare your participants for jobs in the green economy, we are happy to integrate them into the entire design & build process
Participants learn to:
Navigate the DOE/DOB permit process - where apliciable.
Interface with design & structural engineers, electricians, architects etc
Design & Build, Use Tools
Problem solve, Take measurements and use math
Step 3: Educate & Grow
Once the foundation is laid and the exterior is up, it's time to cultivate the interior.
Variety of growing techniques (Conventional, Hydroponic, Aeroponic, Aquaponic, etc)
Garden-based lesson plans
Garden map & planting schedule for each teacher