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 more responsive to the challenges of adult life. Sounds like we all need to work in one….

Carried out by the National Foundation for Educational Research , the report surveyed 1,300 teachers and studied 10 schools ranging from those in inner city to small villages. It makes a strong argument for the academic, social and physical benefits of a garden plot.

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