School Gardens

  • School gardens have entered the national spotlight as an effective way to promote life-long healthy eating habits and connect students to the natural world. Gardening provides educators with opportunities to enhance student education through practical, reality-based learning. Goals of school based gardens include hands-on opportunities for learning, observations and experimentation. Gardens motivate kids to try new fruits and vegetables and learn to love them. Gardens promote students being active and spending time outside. Large school gardens may even provide fundraising possibilities or enough produce to be served in the lunchroom.
     
     
     
  • Resources

    Check out our guide developed specially for DVUSD schools to learn everything you need to know about school gardens...start to finish.

  • How to Start a School Garden Toolkit from Healthier Generation covers topics from developing school and community gardens, incorporating physical activity, environmental education and curriculum. 


  • Contact

    For more information about starting a school garden at your school please contact Nona Dasenbrock, RDN at nona.dasenbrock@dvusd.org
     
     
     
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