Community Kitchen Garden

Kansas School Gardens

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GARDEN GATE

Considering incorporating a school garden into your classroom? Looking for ideas and resources to support an existing garden? You're in the right place!

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A school garden is an outdoor classroom oasis, attracting countless organisms, each a rich opportunity to teach students about the complex and fascinating ecosystem that we are all a part of. 

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School gardens provide on-site "field trip" opportunities for students, even in the most resource-deficient schools. 

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School gardens may be as small as raised boxes on the asphalt play yard or planter boxes on a rooftop garden. 

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School gardens may be designed to help students learn about food and nutrition by planting edible crops, or lessons learned might focus on the local habitat by planting native plants. 

BENEFITS OF SCHOOL GARDENS

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Enhanced academic achievement

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Promotion of healthy lifestyles

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The development of a land ethic

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Community & social development

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Instills in students a sense of place

Information from the above two sections is provided from the book How to Grow a School Garden, A Complete Guide for Parents and Teachers - Arden Bucklin-Sporer and Rachel Kathleen Pringle.

FAQ

This project was originally funded by the USDA Specialty Crop Grant Program, through a sub-grant from the Kansas Department of Agriculture, and by an Annie's Grant for Gardens