Growing More Than Vegetables

What a great perspective on what’s important to keep in mind when creating a school garden at your school! Thanks, MotherNature, for the perspective and resources.

Mother Nature's Advice for Teachers

Hey everyone!

Today’s post is about creating a school garden, which is one of the more difficult, but ultimately most rewarding projects I have discussed so far. Over the past few years there has been a greater push to eat more locally grown and foods, and for a good reason. Eating locally supports local farmers, which is beneficial to everyone. It helps support the local economy, sustains open green areas in communities, and reduces the environmental damage caused by industrial farming, among other advantages. Here is a website with great information on eating local/sustainable foods: http://www.sustainabletable.org/254/local-regional-food-systems.

I believe a school garden is a fantastic way to get kids invested in being more environmentally friendly. Involving the kids in the planning and planting of the garden is critical for the success of the project. Bringing them outside and getting their hands in the dirt is just another way to develop their appreciation…

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