Grounded Knowledge is an organization whose broader mission is to create systemic change in how we define, develop, and implement the systems by which we educate our children and ourselves.
Learning to care for our environment while being a part of it is at the heart of our educational practice. Emphasizing personal initiative, Grounded Knowledge cultivates transformative thinking by engaging children in the process of growing, harvesting, preparing, and sharing the food we eat. By empowering students to become knowledgeable stewards of the earth, we seek to unearth lost practices of a time when people valued their connection to nature and the land around them, not just because it feels good, but because the future of our world depends on it.
With a focus on our impact as world citizens and through the active process of hands-on experiences, our goal is to inspire children to become effective agents of change within their local and broader communities. This work provides a context within which to learn critical lessons about the environment, community, food, health, and education itself. Using land as our educational context, our work educates the whole learner -- intellectually, socially, emotionally as well as physically -- to solve real world problems that create and sustain our communities.