Starting a School Garden

First Paragraph:
Establishing and maintaining a school garden can provide a valuable, hands-on learning environment that encourages students to apply what they learn in the classroom. Research shows that hands-on activities like gardening can improve academic performance in children while stimulating their desire to learn new concepts. Subjects such as math, science, reading/language arts, health, and social studies can all be presented in a new and exciting way. This integration of subject matter with an applied focus can invoke a myriad of learning opportunities that can help students to better retain, utilize, and apply the information they learn in the classroom.
Tags:
outdoor education, planting, growing, classroom
Publication Number:
E348
Author(s):
Brian Quilty
Mary Cummings
Bill Hlubik
Luanne Hughes
LeeAnne Savoca
Publisher:
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension
Date Published:
7/23/2014
Number of pages:
6

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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences