Verner Experiential Gardens (VEG!) at North Carolina Outward Bound School is a collaboration among four non-profit organizations: Verner Center for Early Learning, North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS), the Roots Foundation, and Warren Wilson College.
Our garden has a variety of features including garden beds and hugel mounds, fruit trees, a herb spiral, a cistern, and composting bins. Once a week classrooms alternate visiting the garden for a guided experience lead by an intern or a partner from the Roots Foundation. Throughout the year, teachers take their classrooms down to the garden to connect with nature.
The Verner Experiential Gardens at North Carolina Outward Bound School are safe, beautiful, abundant places for learning, growing and gathering that:
At VEG! multiple generations gather and interact, share space and food and stories, and collaborate in exploring ways of growing, learning, and working together that regenerate and give health to people and the earth.
Interested in volunteering at the garden? Fill out the volunteer application here for more information
Interested in interning in the spring as an Outdoor Learning Facilitator click this link to find out more.
We would appreciate any donations of lumber, gently used tools, stones, plant starts/seeds, and any other garden related items. Please contact Garden Coordinator, Jess Woodall at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Special thanks to: