SCHOOL GARDEN

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. 

The Benefits of School Gardens Experience and research have shown numerous benefits of school gardens and natural landscaping: 

  • students learn focus and patience, cooperation, teamwork and social skills
  • they gain self-confidence along with new skills and knowledge soon-to-be-vital for the 21st century
  • garden-based teaching addresses different learning styles and intelligences; our non-readers can blossom in the garden!
  • achievement scores improve because learning is more relevant and hands-on
  • students become more fit and healthy as they spend more time active in the outdoors and start choosing healthy foods over junk food
  • the schoolyard is diversified and beautified, and students respect when they feel some ownership

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9065 Ellis Rd. Melbourne, Fl   32935     Office (321) 241-4940 // Cell (321) 480-2555
E-mail: Karissa Tolliver, Administrator: karissat@me.com

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