"The experience of seeing seed, soil, water and sun come together to transform into a tiny plant is a lesson in itself, and one not soon forgotten. Learning to appreciate the wonder and power of nature is the core of an environmental education."
WHY LEARNING GARDENS?
Youth can develop new skills, have fun, play and nurture self-confidence by spending time in the garden tending plants and growing their own food. Most children enjoy being outdoors and love digging in the soil, getting dirty, creating things and watching plants grow.
Learning Gardens are a wonderful way to discover nature. Whether it is in a raised bed or in a bucket by your window, edible gardens are a valuable tool that schools and communities can use to promote healthier eating habits, appreciate locally grown food sources, teach environmental stewardship, encourage community and social development, and even instill a sense of place.
People of all ages can enjoy gardening, but youth in particular will have lots of fun and gain special benefits. Gardening is educational hands-on experience.
(Pre-K through 1st grade)
Life Cycle of a Pizza
(2nd through 8th)
(9th through 12th)