The Edible Schoolyard Project: Mapping & Engaging the Edible Education Movement
School garden programs are becoming more widely adopted. In this month’s School Gardens webinar, the presenter talked about the Edible Schoolyard Project, an online network that supports school garden programs around the world. The webinar demonstrated how those involved in a school garden program can collaborate and share ideas. It also shared best practices for turning gardens and kitchens into interactive lessons for the classroom. Watch the webinar to find out how your school can build an edible education curriculum for K-12.
Quotes from the session:
“I think a garden manager is a good idea to have, as it could include all community gardens or garden run through Park and Rec associations like mine. “
“Thank you for this incredible resource!”
“Many thanks for this pioneering endeavor!”
“Thanks for a great webinar. So helpful and interesting.”
School gardens are a growing initiative to help children understand where their food comes from and how their food choices impact their bodies, the environment, and their communities at large. A school garden can have an impact on the entire life and educational program of school and the surrounding community. Gardening activities can be incorporated into nearly every curriculum subject to enhance the appreciation of the natural world, and to provide hands-on learning activities for students.
This online learning community is a place for educators, gardeners, parents, and community volunteers to come together to share information and resources on how to start and maintain a school garden, and integrate it into the curriculum and the life of a school.
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