Celebrating School Gardens

Last Updated August 04, 2017
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Celebrating School Gardens

Every school garden is its own classroom where kids learn several subjects at once -- science, math, and even the arts. Harvest time teaches the most important lesson of all: the satisfaction of knowing where your food comes from. Here are some of our favorite stories about school gardens from coast to coast.

A Brooklyn Preschool Grows Inspiration from (and Soon Roots in) the Hudson Valley

Brooklyn Preschool gardening programming.
For as long as people have lived in bustling, crowded metropolises, they’ve sought places to retreat and recharge. For New Yorkers, that...

School Garden Program Takes Research to Next Level

school gardening
Research shows that a school garden is a perfect tool to provide hands on learning experiences for any academic subject. Now imagine taking the initiative further and developing an on-site laboratory...

How Does a Garden Grow at Princeton Day School?

Princeton Day School Garden
You might say 2014 was a big year for the gardening program at Princeton Day School (PDS), and especially for Pam Flory, the garden coordinator. The school’s expansive garden, where Flory teaches...

Growing Minds: Hub School Farm in Durham

four people from Hub Farm
While school was out for the summer, Araucana chickens kept the grassy field behind Durham's Eno Valley Elementary loud and lively. They are the first residents at Hub Farm, a collaborative project...
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Bumper Harvest: Lessons Bloom Abundantly in School Gardens

Fern Creek students
Mullins, a teacher at Minors Lane, is the sole caretaker of the school’s garden and begins each new school term with a yearlong lesson plan that brings the classroom into the garden at every turn.

Taking It Outside: Schools Grow Future Foodies and Gardeners

Two Young Boys Watering School Plants
It's just after 3pm on an early June Friday, and the elementary school courtyard is filling up with energetic kids of varying ages. At the...

Feeding Our Kids: School Gardens and a Unique Culinary Program in Kansas City

Little Sprouts Montessori School students collect eggs
This Kansas City non-profit is part of a nationwide movement to diversify learning with outdoor, edible classrooms that connect children with their food and provide a foundation for healthy living.

Growing Minds and Greens: The Sage School

The Sage School is a small, independent 6th to 12th grade school in Hailey, Idaho, about 15 miles from Sun Valley and Ketchum. Housed in...
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