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Cultivating Community

The potential of school food gardens (SFG) to foster positive outcomes and contribute to a wide array of benefits is not a new declaration. There is ample anecdotal evidence indicating the positive impact of food gardens on student health, education and awareness of the physical environment. Over the past decade studies empirically testing these claims have flourished, confirming the profound effects school gardens can have not only for students but also teachers, parents and the wider community.

Healthy Eaters

Strong Minds

School Gardens

If They Grow It, They'll Eat It 

Many studies have found that children are more likely to eat fruits and vegetables if they help garden them. That's part of the motivating principle behind Shabazz School New York-based Shabazz Urban Gardens, or SUG, a school garden program that puts a heavy emphasis on having students taste the produce they grow.


The Value of School Gardens

School gardens are a wonderful way to use the schoolyard as a classroom, reconnect students with the natural world and the true source of their food, and teach them valuable gardening and agriculture concepts and skills that integrate with several subjects, such as math, science, art, health and physical education, and social studies, as well as several educational goals, including personal and social responsibility. 

...Young people increasingly are isolated from the land and deprived of the joys and responsibilities it teaches. — Alice Waters

To a great extent we are a de-placed people for whom our immediate places are no longer sources of food, water, livelihood, energy, materials, friends, recreation, or sacred inspiration.— David Orr

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