Tending the Garden

September 29, 2018

There are many reasons to maintain a garden at school. Gardens teach students about the important role of land in our lives: providing wildlife refuge and habitat, growing vegetables and fruit for instruction or cafeteria use, and providing places to divert water from storm sewers.

On top of all of these benefits, when kids see and learn about where their veggies come from, there’s a good chance they are going to eat more of them, which could help lower obesity rates and make our children healthier. Get your hands dirty by tending our garden at school in your community. Whether they are container gardens, raised beds, fruit trees or herb gardens, our gardens serve as hands-on classrooms for students of all ages. We use planting a garden with students as an opportunity to teach lessons about plant cycles and the environment, as well as teamwork, responsibility and nutritional values.

100

Students attended

20

Staff attended

20

Additional Volunteers attended

250

Students will be impacted this year

Intended impact of project

Increased environmental & sustainability literacy