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Direct Involvement Recreation Teaching, 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!


Dream, believe, and be the change!

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. D.I.R.T. has grown to include an aquaponic system, a food forest, management of an arboretum, free monthly engagement and after school programs. You really can do anything you put your mind to. Let us be part of your vision.


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

Martin Luther King Jr.

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