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Edible Schoolyards

Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, children, school yards, food, education, greenliving, protection )

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Edible schoolyards aren't just a way of teaching kids how to grow food, develop healthy eating habits, reduce obesity, and reduce the environmental impact of schools. They are also used to teach math, history, English, the sciences, and art.

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Kit B (276)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 6:08 pm

Good article. I have been trying for years to get small gardens on school grounds. There are more excuses than I can recount. We have a couple of schools and by the second year, parents, teachers and administration are all pleased with the results. It's simple really, when children help to grow their food, they want to eat it, no urging to try a green food.

PrimaAWAY B (1278)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 8:17 pm
Great article. Excellent idea. In school when I was about 10 we had one science teacher that probably did more things like this than any other teacher in the school system. That was like 5th grade. That definitely was a teacher that cared about doing something to make differences.

TY for posting Cher.

PrimaAWAY B (1278)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 8:19 pm
Reported the SPAM.
People you must know it's phony - so don't go to the links!!!!

Again- good post Cher!

Sheila D (194)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 11:30 pm
This is #6 from same person I've found since 11PM. Also reported here - others too. They're getting sneakier - they now become members.

Noted and think the school gardens are a wonderful idea. Thank you.

Patricia N (9)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 1:28 am
Wonderful idea. Hope it catches on in every school.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 1:59 am

S S (0)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 3:24 am
Thank you.

Danuta W (1248)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 3:41 am

B L (76)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 5:21 am
Thanks for sharing Cher. Shared and noted. This is fantastic for the kids to learn where their food comes from,the work involved and it keeps them active. Very good article I hope it catches on especially down in the southern part of Canada.

Arielle S (313)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 7:17 am
It is a wonderful idea! Kids would learn so much, including how to appreciate good, fresh food.

. (0)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 8:51 am
In my school, each grade level has a plot of land, 10x30 - grades k-2. In the spring each grade level forms a commmittee on what is going to be planted, who is change of weeding, etc.
During the summer, the teachers return to do the picking of the vegetables, and are given to the local food bank.

divergent revolution (309)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 9:13 am
I too reported the Merchandising.
Did you know that there are edible flowers, and according to the Bach flower remedies, also can be used to help negative emotions and make learning more enjoyable.
Gr8 idea!!!
Thanks Cher

Birgit W (160)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 12:45 pm
What a wonderful idea. Kids can actually learn where there food is coming from.

Colleen L (3)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 12:49 pm
I'm seeing this going on here in my area. I feel it's a good start to teaching their children all about gardening. It teaches them responsibility. Watching the plants start from just a small seed and turn into a fruit or vegetable, will give them happy lasting memories to carry throughout their lifetime. Thanks Cher

Muriel Servaege (53)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 1:14 pm
It sounds like a good idea. Thank you, Cher.

Kenneth Davies (0)
Monday August 19, 2013, 7:33 am

M B (62)
Monday August 19, 2013, 11:56 am
give them all a garden, there's nothing better than a garden !!
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