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Why Garden in School (Part 1)

Can School Gardening Help Save Civilization? (An Essay in Four Parts)   by Carter D. Latendresse The Catlin Gabel School Abstract This paper is an argument for gardening in schools, focusing on two months of integrated English-history sixth grade curriculum that explores the relationships between a number of current environmental problems—notably hunger, water scarcity, topsoil […]

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Gardens Grow Minds: The School as Green Educator

Gardens Grow Minds: The School as Green Educator   by Mary Quattlebaum “We have a garden! With flowers and butterflies!” The third graders beam as they describe their wildlife garden during my author visit to St. John the Baptist (SJB) School in Maryland. I thought about their enthusiasm and the dedicated teachers and parent volunteer, […]

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Spring Awakening – See How the Garden Grows

With the help of a US Fish and Wildlife Service grant, Pacific Middle School in Vancouver is restoring a garden, teaching about agriculture and sustainability while getting children outside to learn about soil, plants, pollinators, and ecosystems reprinted from the US Fish and Wildlife Service Pacific Region pring has arrived in the Pacific Northwest, bringing […]

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