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Children working in a school garden.

School Gardens play a critical role in supporting Farm to School initiatives. Providing students with hands-on experience growing healthy food increases nutritional preference for fresh fruits and vegetables while also supporting the S.T.E.A.M curriculum.

School Gardens Online Course

To learn more about starting or maintaining a school garden and its connection to Farm to School, enroll in the School Garden Course! COMING EARLY 2024.

Course objectives include:

  • Outlining strategies to start a school garden and developing a garden team
  • Describe school garden design principles and developing engaging spaces
  • Identify suggested crops and plants for your school garden
  • Establishing food safety and outdoor classroom management strategies
  • Outlining curriculum connections to the school garden
  • Recognizing methods to sustain your school garden
  • Describe how to start a garden in special circumstances

SCHOOL GARDEN RESOURCES

Written By

Remi Ham, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRemi HamFarm to School Extension Specialist & Assistant Teaching Professor Call Remi Email Remi Horticultural Science
NC State Extension, NC State University
Page Last Updated: 3 months ago
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