Growing Healthy Lunches With School Gardens

By: Jennifer Kongs Parents, teachers and nutritionists alike have long advocated for healthier school lunches. While providing fresh vegetables for the school lunch program, school gardens are also part of a growing green school trend focused on making more sustainable schools. The Green School Initiative notes, “Many schools around the world have planted edible gardens […]

School gardens help make children smarter!!!

School Gardening Enhances Academic, Social, and Physical Skills in Children, Says Report Forget about playing Mozart when the baby is in the womb–start a school garden instead! A new report from the Royal Horticultural Society has found that when children work in school gardens they develop increased life skills, greater literacy and numeracy and are […]

In Defense of School Gardens

School Adds Weeding to Reading and Writing By KIM SEVERSON THOSE who believe trends start on the West Coast and are perfected on the East Coast might add to their argument a garden planned for an elementary school in Brooklyn. This summer, supporters will tear up a quarter-acre of asphalt parking lot behind P.S. 216 […]