The Importance of School Gardens
September 19, 2019
by Katelyn Brinkerhoff, Horticulture Educator
School gardens aren't a new concept. In fact, they have been around since World War I. For decades school gardens have provided a place for children to become problem solvers, open their minds to creative possibilities that nature can provide them, and even improve test scores. They are a wonderful addition to schools of any size located in any climate.
School gardens provide hands-on learning activities. Children can get their hands dirty with digging, tilling, planting, and harvesting. Some classrooms even prep and cook their produce from the...