Teaching through gardening

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School Gardening

School buses are back on the road and children are back in class. This is the perfect time to help your community’s schools create fall gardens and young garden wizards. Just because Labor Day has come and gone, it doesn’t mean that gardens are done for the season.

Gardens Help Grow Students
For some lucky students, going back to school also means going into the garden where their curious minds and busy hands can learn in exciting new ways. More and more schools are integrating gardening into their curriculum as a way to help kids learn about how to grow food and flowers, as well as history, other cultures, nutrition, the environment, hunger, economics, energy, math and even poetry.

One of the best things about garden-based learning programs is how they engage children on so many different levels: intellectual, emotional and social. Kids who have learned by doing come away with insights, confidence, practical knowledge and skills they can use for the rest of their lives.

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