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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...

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