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Does your school have a garden program, and if so, how is it doing?

Asked by submariner (4165points) January 2nd, 2012

A while back, there was a spate of items in the media about gardens for schoolkids. They haven’t been in the news much lately. Do K-12 schools in your area have gardens? Are these programs having a positive impact?

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SavoirFaire's avatar

No, but the university where I work does have such a program. It’s doing quite well.

HungryGuy's avatar

I don’t know about K-12 schools, but a number of colleges and universities have horticulture degree programs.

Adagio's avatar

It’s happening in some New Zealand primary schools with the Garden to Table programme.

annewilliams5's avatar

Our primary school has a gardening program, or at least they did a couple of years ago. It was a butterfly garden. I think they’re keeping it going. At the time it was started my son was going there, and it was an outdoor laboratory. The kids liked it, and really worked hard to keep it up. I’d have to check if it is still an active garden. It had a great impact on the kids around our neighborhood. We live in a strongly agricultural area, so growing things is natural here.

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