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Guilford County School Garden Network

Why School Gardens?

A school garden is an outdoor classroom: a living laboratory where gardeners of all ages learn by observing and doing.

Gardening offers real-world, problem-based learning opportunities in every discipline, including the natural sciences, math, language arts, and nutrition.

What are the Benefits of a School Garden?

Inquiry-based learning: School gardens are learning labs that can enrich every part of a school’s curriculum.

Community: Build school pride through taking ownership. Involve whole families; this is for gardeners of all ages!

Health:  Kids are more likely to eat something that they have grown, and gardening exposes kids to a variety of new food! Gardening also decreases stress and increases physical activity.

Life Skills: In addition to a wealth of plant growing information, gardening teaches cooperation, responsibility, perseverance, and hard work.

Entrepreneurship: Some schools fundraise by selling produce or seedlings that they grow.

Nature:  Connect with plants, pollinators, birds, and life cycles in the garden.

Steps to Success
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