Mother Earth Living

Reconnecting Kids to Nature: The Benefits of School Gardens

School gardens provide a space for students to reconnect to the ecology around them and learn about natural systems that support life on our planet.

Students inspect the calendulas.
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"How to Grow a School Garden: A Complete Guide for Parents and Teachers" offers everything you need to know to build school gardens and to develop the programs that support them, from planning and fundraising to preparing the site and teaching in the garden.
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Students eating freshly harvested carrots.
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A harvest party.
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School gardens inspire cooperation.
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School gardens are often whimsical.
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