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TOP TEN REASONS FOR HAVING A SCHOOL GARDEN

A survey of several people from various organizations indicated the following ten reasons for having a school garden.

  • Increases students interest in eating fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Provides students with "Hands On" OUTDOOR learning experiences
  • Teaches students where food comes from
  • Helps teach environmental stewardship
  • Is a great venue for interdisciplinary education
  • Engages students in a multitude of academic standards
  • Can develop a sense of place, ownership and responsibility
  • Can be integrated into regular school curriculum
  • Provides a launching pad for learning more about how agriculture impacts our daily lives
  • Gives students the opportunity to learn by using their five senses

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A Garden For Every School

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