POD Wake Co.
A Kind Garden
A Kind Garden, located in Raleigh, NC is a home-based childcare center. Their bountiful outdoor learning environment features raised beds, numerous fruit trees, and fruiting shrubs and vines. Fresh produce from the OLE is incorporated into the children’s snacks and meals, and the center focuses on healthy meals inspired from cuisines around the world. Adjacent to the OLE, a nature play space features a chicken coop and rabbit hutch. The children help to care for the animals, learning important lessons about how to care and nurture living creatures. A Kind Garden has plans to install a raised boardwalk bike bath to increase opportunities for physical activity in the future.