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DIRT, brings hands on education to the community through recreational activities; we learn by doing- and we grow! Our projects are multi faceted, we direct our attention to underutilized properties, create space for learning, and in turn, create community.

These acts are changing our urban climate- we are being the change we wish to see in the world today!

If you can dream it, you can do it. The original outdoor learning center was built on a little dream to convert an old parking lot into a useful place for children to learn. DIRT has grown with it's community and over the years we have adjusted to what was needed. We built an aquaponic system, a food forest, manage an arboretum, offer free monthly engagement programs for all ages, devote resources to building a land steward program and are partners in the 20,000 sq. ft. makerspace called CraterWorks.


You really can do anything you put your mind to.


“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope”

Martin Luther King Jr.



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