About School Gardens

Last Updated: January 25, 2018

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School gardens can be excellent tools to help children learn about the origins of their food, play a role in growing that food, and provide opportunities for them to sample nutritious, fresh fruits and vegetables. School gardens can be used to teach children about ecology, agriculture, nutrition, history, math, business, and science, as well as provide opportunities for physical activity.

Below are Promising Practices used by three schools in Pennsylvania that have school gardens.

 

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Read how this Pennsylvania school uses a school garden — School Gardens Program: Bucks County Youth Center.

 

 

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Read how this Pennsylvania school uses a school garden — "Growing Our Future" Program Includes School Gardens and Farm Tours: Owen J. Roberts School District.

 

 

 

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Read how this Pennsylvania school uses a school garden — Local Farming and Gardening Benefits Great Valley School District's Children: Great Valley School District.